Covered Exterior Entries and Roof Overhangs

Covered Exterior Entries and Roof Overhangs


A roof over an entry to a home and roof overhangs shed precipitation and sunlight from the opening, protecting door finish and penetration of moisture around jambs, trim and threshold, thereby minimizing the need for maintenance of these areas. Roofs over entries are convenient for the occupant during foul weather and are an architectural feature that can enhance a home’s visual appeal and provide an outdoor living space. Use overhangs to shade windows from summer heat gain.

Additional Information/How to Implement

Designs should include a roof or recessed front opening of a depth equal to or greater than the recommended roof overhang for the region. The following table presents the recommended roof eave and rake overhangs for the climate, which for Santa Fe, is 12-inches.

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