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I want to extend rafters on an existing building. How much

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I want to extend rafters on an existing building. How much do I extend into the roof system?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Brian replied 8 years ago.
<p>HelloCustomer</p><p>Welcome to Just Answer.</p><p> </p><p>You want the new rafter to extend at least 2/3 of the overhang, into the roof. So if the new overhang is 2 feet, try and extend the new rafters 4 feet into the roof, making the entire length 6 feet.</p><p> </p><p>If you need further help or clarification on this answer, please do not hesitate to reply to this post.</p><p> </p><p>Thanks for asking your question at Just Answer.</p><p>Best of Luck, Brian</p><p> </p><p>Please leave feedback at your convenience.</p>
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