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A dry walk to their garden shelter.

A dry walk to their garden shelter Enjoying a private garden can be a year-round event at this house in Vancouver, Washington. Even on a typically damp Northwestern day, owners Del and Eugene Blizard can walk 30 feet to a peak-roofed shelter and hardly a drop of rain will strike them.

The key to this protected journey is an acrylic-topped eave extender that projects 63 inches from the house wall. The pressure-treated 2-by-4 extenders anchor to house walls and rafters, then penetrate the roof to run above teh gutter. Aluminum flashing, slipped under teh shingles and over teh 2-by-4s, protects the roof. Caulking helps seal the joints.

Projecting more than 2 feet past teh gutter, the extenders could have created a drip line at their outer edges. Long wedge-shaped shims, mounted to the tops of the extenders, tilt tha acrylic sheet so it drains back toward the gutter.

Portland landscape architect John Herbst, jr., designed the remodel.
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