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Change a roof overhang to a ledge or catwalk.

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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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Thanks for taking the time to respond.

I'll get a structural engineer and reduce to 3 feet if 4 feet requires post and footings.

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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