Is there a name for a projection above the windows on the gable of a front gable house? Does it have a purpose?
There's a house I'm looking at and it has a projection above the third story windows on the front facing gable. I think it's kind of unattractive, but the house in general is unattractive; it's covered in white aluminum siding and is bereft of many of its original details. Anyway, I wondering if there is a name and/or purpose to this projection. I have since noticed them on numerous houses in my area.
Here's an example of such a house:
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes, there is. It's designed to work as a built in awning for those windows.
The small amount of hang over reduces direct sunlight into the room, adding energy efficiency in warmer weather.
It also functions as a rain deflector so rain does not cascade down directly onto the windows. Handy little architectural addition. Personally I would not remove it.
- t-rexsLv 79 years ago
we call it an overhang
its suppose to be there
helps with the elements - keeping them out of the window sills causing less rot - less sun damage also
in our part of the country they hang ornate carvings off of the ends called gingerbreadSource(s): country boy