I am designing a second story addition to a Prairie style single family residence. The exisiting first floor has a 4' roof overhang. In keeping with the look of the existing, my second floor addition roof will also have a large roof overhang. The existing first floor roof has gutters and downspouts.
What are the pros and cons, aside from the aesthetics, of the addition overhang being 4' or 3'?
What are the pros and cons of gutters and downspouts on the addition roof with a 4' or 3' overhang?
My instincts say 4' overhang, no gutter and downspouts. But, then I like to have my instincts tweaked by good input from those in the trades.