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Old 02-18-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Change a roof overhang to a ledge or catwalk.


Wondering if someone has changed their 1st floor roof overhang to a ledge or catwalk to help with maintenance on the 2nd floor exterior. The existing is a wooden 3 feet wide overhang with 5/12 slope with roofing material. I would like to make it a 4 feet wide and as light as possible with no support columns.

Any suggestions on materials and design in utilizing the existing?

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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4' overhang. not gonna happen without a engineers design

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Change a roof overhang to a ledge or catwalk.


That's what they make ladders and walk boards for.
What your suggesting would require the wall and inside floors to all come apart.
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Plus that would greatly increase the chance of damage to the outside walls.
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I'll get a structural engineer and reduce to 3 feet if 4 feet requires post and footings.
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Change a roof overhang to a ledge or catwalk.


It looks like it may need an engineer, trick photography, and good old American ingenuity. Wouldn't something like that need rails too?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:49 PM   #6
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Yes, looking at Alum. posts with cables. Also for the modification, Light weight structural steel. May also tie in with above roof overhang with cables.

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