The gable roof is the most classic roofline. It has two sloping sides that come together at a point and form a ridge across the top. The end walls – or vertical sides – are triangular as a result. It’s also called a pitched roof or a peaked roof, and it’s one of the most popular types of roof in the United States, if not the most popular. This is the type of roof you will find on a Cape Cod style house.
Unless you are a professional roofer, or an architect or designer, you probably haven’t given much thought to roof designs and all of the different shapes a roof can take.
You may have driven through old neighborhoods and noted some more elaborate shapes.
Maybe you have even wondered what some of those shapes are called. We want to give you an overview of some of the most popular roof designs and shapes out there, and give you an idea of how each of these shapes works.
We’ve all seen it: the Smurf blue house in the middle of a block of tan or white houses.
If that is not your house, you immediately wonder how they landed on such a bold color, and why.
Did they paint the whole house before they realized how it would look and then it was too late to go back?
Most of us could avoid making that mistake, even if we live in places where local codes don’t dictate our color choices.
However, let’s face it. It is much easier to make a mistake choosing your home exterior color than it is to choose a color scheme that will make your neighbors say, “Wow, that looks amazing! How did you do that?”
Have you heard of a hip roof? Aside from being an awesome roof, a hipped roof is the name for an architectural style of roof.
Hip roofs or hipped roofs are the second most popular or commonly used style of roof in North America. The first most popular is the gable style roof.
Are you thinking about going for a different look on your home exterior?
Do you want an update that will stand the test of time and still be what all your neighbors are dreaming of?
The following are the eight most popular home exterior design trends for this year. However, we are confident these trends will continue well into the future.
Have you ever thought about changing the style of your house?
The economy is finally booming. The days of ten houses sitting for sale on the same block are gone.
The housing market is doing very well, and the chances are good that you are doing better now, too. Many of us are financially better off than we were during the recession.
Are you starting to think about how you can update your house now that you have more financial freedom?
Is that 1970s split level beginning to bother you, even though you like your neighborhood?
Would you believe it’s possible to change the style of your house entirely? It is! Here are three of the easiest ways.
Putting a new addition onto your home can be an excellent way to increase your square footage without having to sacrifice all the things you love about your neighborhood and your existing house.
If your community’s zoning laws allow it, it is possible to change the whole look and feel of your home exterior with a simple addition.
What if you don’t want to or can’t afford to change the entire look of your house?
Is it time to replace your sliding door? Are you tired of working around a slider that stopped working years ago?
Are you dreaming about replacing your windows but are confused about all the different window styles?
There are many aspects to choosing new windows for your house or business. You want to make sure they are the right style, fit, and functionality. Additionally, there are hundreds of options out there.
It’s National Roofing Week! This week has been designated by the National Roofing Contractors Association – or the NRCA.
Being a member of the NRCA means a company has the highest professional standards in the country.