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flyer403 | Posted in General Questions on

I am rehabilitating a 1950’s shop/garage building. It has a gable roof and has a 1 foot overhang on the gable ends. The overhang was constructed with 2×4’s that were toe nailed to the gable wall. On the underside of the 2×4’s, a thin (1/4 inch) plywood application was mounted. I am removing all of the existing exterior wood, facia and rake boards, siding, etc, and installing new materials. My question is, do I need to be concerned about ventilating this 1 foot overhang and, if so, what is the best way to accomplish that? Thanks.

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Q. "Do I need to be concerned about ventilating this 1 foot overhang"?

    A. No. But you might need to be concerned about whether the overhang is structurally sound.

  2. flyer403 | | #2

    Thanks. After I opened things up on the overhang, I had the same concern.

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