The Benefits of Roofing Overhangs

Aug 14, 2021 | Blog, Roof Overhang

Roofing systems are available in all sorts of styles and designs. Homeowners are free to design their rooftops to suit their design preferences and environmental needs.

The roofing design structure that we’ll be analyzing today is the roof overhang. The roof overhang extends beyond the siding of your home. While roof overhangs are pretty standard, many do not know their functionality or why they’re installed in the first place.


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


Rain and Snow Protection

The roof overhang is the key to ensuring your windows, doorways, and area directly underneath the overhang are protected from any weather downpour.

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

The roof overhang serves as an excellent barrier, protecting the spaces directly beneath your home from the onslaught of the elements. It also serves as a great water shield for 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 will allow you to install lighting that beautifully illuminates your home. These lights are perfect, not only for guiding people at night or during less than favorable weather conditions, but also a fantastic structure on which to hang up Christmas lights.



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.

Materials tend to deteriorate faster when overexposed to UV rays, but you can protect your furniture and decor with a quality roof overhang fixture.


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

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  • Avatar T. Cutt ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I worked with Phillip and it was an amazing experience! We had a rainstorm inside the house after a storm and he came over gave us options, followed up, communicated without making me feel dumb for not understanding roofing. 10/10 will … More use this company when we replace the roof!
  • Avatar Samantha Harrison ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Very professional and thorough roofing company! Michael and Ross were superb in keeping me informed on everything that was being done throughout the entire process! I am extremely pleased with the work that was done. The roof and gutters … More gave my home a complete facelift! Thanks guys!!! I will definitely refer Lumen Construction Roofing to all of my family and friends!Services: Roof inspection, Roof repair for storm & wind damage, Gutter installation, Roof installation
  • Avatar Rohan Kharwar ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Ross and Philip provided exceptional service. We had been having roof leaks for more than 2-3 yrs in certain spots in the house.We had this inspected by multiple roofers and no one was able to figure out where the water was coming from … More in the house as there were no obvious signs of roof damage. Ross and Philip were onsite multiple times and helped figure out the issue and fix it. They were always very professional, always came on time and above all figured out the problem.
    They definitely went above and beyond.
    Regarding the work, they went over all the steps in detail. The work was clean and neat. We will definitely call them for any roofing issues.

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