Roofs can be used for more than just protection from the rain. They’re an extension of your home’s personality, and you should feel free to design them like any other aspect of your home.

The design element that we’ll be looking at today is the roof overhang. The roof overhang is the part of the roof that extends beyond the siding of your home. While roof overhangs are pretty standard, many do not know their functionality and why they’re installed.

 

Keep reading as we unpack the functionality and benefits of a roof overhang.

 

Rain and Snow Protection

The roof overhang protects your windows, doorways, and the area directly underneath from anything that falls from the sky. This protection can prevent wooden window frames and doors from rotting and prevents mold and mildew from growing on your walkways, windowsills, and walls.

 

Dry Basement and Foundation

By protecting the area around your home from snow, hail, and rain penetration during harsh weather conditions, you can also prevent water seepage into your basement or foundation.

Basements and foundations are prone to mold growth due to their dark and warm environments. By keeping these areas dry, they’ll remain in good working condition for years to come.

 

Light Installations

A roof overhang is a great place to install light fixtures. These are perfect for when the weather gets bad, and you need some extra guidance in finding your way around the house or want beautiful lighting during nighttime hours without having to go near an outlet.

 

Shade

Roof overhangs perfectly shade your home from the intense heat and light of the sun. This shade, in turn, makes your home significantly cooler, thus helping you save on your energy bills.

It’s true; materials don’t last as long when they’re constantly exposed to the sun. To protect your furniture and decor from UV rays, make sure you have a good roof overhang fixture in place.

 

For more information on roof overhangs or any other roofing inquiries, do not hesitate to call Apal Roofing Company today!

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