Story poles plans for buildings are typically the proposed roof plan with top of pole elevations labeled at points of ridges, parapets, hips, gables, chimneys etc.
Building corner story poles are typically located at the corners of the proposed building and not at the corner of roof over-hang.
Story poling the roof over-hang or “drip line” can exaggerate the bulk and mass of the proposed building. Roof over-hangs can be story poled and then strung with a contrasting flagging color so as to differentiate between the proposed building and over-hang. Or out–riggers fastened at the top of story poles to emulate the over-hang. In most instances, only over-hangs exceeding 24 inches require story poles.