Originally Posted by strategery
I have shorter overhangs. Is it possible to have them extended out a little bit to capture more of the rain?
My opinion is yes. You can sister 2x4's to the rafters or trusses and cantilever (extend beyond the wall) the 2x4 to the length you desire. Opening the space between the rafters, whether it be enclosed by a soffit or just a piece of lumber between them, is easy.
The only limitation that I would expect is the load capacity of the 2x4's, which will limit the length of the overhang.