Roofing is often one of the last things that homeowners consider when contemplating their ideal custom home design. Yet, this oft-overlooked structural element plays a vital role in protecting you from the elements and also has a major effect on your home’s value. Read more about the best roofing ideas to complement your plush custom home design.
Keep Cool With these Eco-Roofing Ideas
Many of today’s most popular types of roofs offer a double whammy of sustainable construction coupled with energy efficiency.
Modern-day roofing materials like recycled shingles and wood shakes are a top choice if the environment is your first concern.
If you want to save money on heating and cooling, you could opt tor light shades that reflect the hot Florida sunlight, and reduce the costs of running your air conditioner. Those in colder climes could choose darker shades that draw the sun’s warming rays in to keep interiors warm during winter.
To create the ultimate energy-efficient home, you could even opt for a section of solar roof shingles which produce electricity for you.
The Latest Types of Roofing Materials
Cedar and shake roofs are the cherry on top for a luxurious home, but these high-end materials come at a price. They’re also tricky to maintain.
What if you could get all the great look of these classic materials for a fraction of the price and none of the hassle? Now you can.
Many homeowners are opting for synthetic roofing options designed to mimic these top-quality materials. They’re available at much cheaper prices than their classic counterparts. They’re easy to install and lightweight too.
Synthetic roofs are also supremely durable and need almost no maintenance throughout their lifetime. If you don’t like the look of shake, these materials are also made to imitate any available roof types and in any color too.
Metal Roof Ideas
Gone are the days when you only ever saw metal roofs on workshops and barns.
Metal is a top trending roofing material at the moment. It’s durable, can stand up to all kinds of weather and it’s available in a wide range of shades to complement any home.
Metal roofing is another energy-efficient choice too, it’s good at reflecting the sun’s UV rays in summer but provides plenty of insulation during the colder months.
Metal roofs consist of copper, galvanized steel, or aluminum sheets. You can get them in several designs, including corrugated, standing seam, curved and R-panel systems.
Flat roofs are making a comeback in 2020. They’re popular for their sleek, contemporary looks and as a complement to modern clean architectural lines.
Theyré brilliant for solar panels or planting roof gardens too.
Your Perfect Home Home From Top to Bottom
Whatever your preferences with regard to the different types of roofing material, we’re happy to work with you. We can help you make your roofing ideas a reality when we design your home.
Get in touch to build or buy your ideal luxury custom build home right away.