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Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Gable Eave Return Detail

Builder Magazine posted a short, to-the-point article a while back titled 'Alternatives to the Pork Chop Eave Return: Three good-looking, easy-to-install alternatives to the pork chop eave return' in which it outlined alternatives to the common yet clunky 'pork chop' eaves that have become almost universal in production housing. One of the alternative approaches discussed is called the Simpler Box Rafter Tail, which is what was detailed into the Starter Home 2.0 project design and recently boxed out by the framers (shown in the image below). This return has the pros of the boxed rafter tail without the hard-to-install sloping soffit by keeping the 'pork chop' in shadow behind the extended rake to maintain the clean lines desired.