Max overhang of a 2×4 rafter tail
I specified 3′ overhangs with my trusses with a 2×4 top cord.
I asked specifically and the truss company approves this but it is the max.
At the gable ends there are two lowered trusses so outlookers on edge can fly out(6′ inside of building, 3′ overhang).
I can always shorten the overhang if it seems too long for a 2×4 but I’d like to keep them as long as possible. 3′ does a good job shading the summer sun.
The roof is just steeper than 2:12 and I live in climate 4C so very little snow load. Trusses are 2′ OC
My concern is the eave sagging over time if I take it too far.
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