The great thing about owning your own home is having the freedom to select any design you want, inside and out. You can go with more current preferences such as modern or contemporary. You can also pick more classic styles like Victorian or colonial.
Colonial style homes have been around since the late 1800’s. They are usually expansive and multi-storied structures, and sometimes they have a terrace, as with Spanish colonial homes. French colonial homes are characterized by steep roof pitches. Dutch colonial homes have lower slopes, usually with gambrel or dormer roofs instead.
Modern & Contemporary
Both modern and contemporary homeowners share preferences for cleaner lines and a minimalist approach in design. Many homes with these styles are single-story properties, with the spaces within kept open, seemingly continuing from one into another. Google “roofer near me”, and the professional you find is likely to suggest either a flat or gabled roof if you want to go modern or contemporary. Some homes utilize exposed trusses as an interior design focal point, once again, in line with a minimalist perspective.
Named after what is known as an era of romanticism, Victorian homes are more intricately designed than others. They have decorative facades with numerous windows, railings and decorative trim all throughout. Roofs of Victorian homes reflect the same aesthetic. They can have steep pitches too with front or side gables. Tower rooms are common in this style, as well.
Whatever home and roof style you want to achieve, always work with reputable and manufacturer-certified contractors. Search for a “GAF Master Elite® roofing company near me” and you’re likely to find Innovative Roofing and Siding.
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