The primordial concept of a house is a place for the owner to get a rest and protection from heat, rain, snow, and other weather nuisance. It should offer comfort too so that whenever the owner feels depressed, he/she has his house as a getaway from the merciless world, and at that stage, a house is no longer a shelter, but a home.
Here are some guides for you to find your ideal home:
Evaluating the first impression you have on the roofs
Roof models should match the architectural design of the main building. Mostly, this is not an issue with real estates because the contractor usually hires a competent architect for the job, but you should have at least little knowledge of the matter too.
You do not want to find out later in the future that your house is carelessly designed, especially when it is your guest who realizes the flaws, do you?
Gable roofs look elegant on Cape Cod, or Colonial Revival design. Wood and slate shingles give a Classic touch to the roofs, but due to the weight, they need additional support. Asphalt shingles could also match with Cape Cod and Colonial design, and these shingles are easier to install.
Flat roofs give a more modern look to the house. They match the contemporary and simple design. Flat roofs are also visually flexible enough to be combined as an integral part of the gables.
Therefore, you need to be sure which design is your preference. And above all, follow your taste and standard when it comes to judging the aesthetics of the house.
Evaluating the roof materials
A house may look beautiful at a glance, but the durability should be put into consideration too. When it comes to the roof materials, ceramic, slate, and asphalt are durable enough to withstand the weather.
Some designs, such as gable roofs, are vulnerable to strong wind. The overhang allows turbulence to accumulate between the roofs and the wall. The result is the outward movement of the wind that may blow away the roof structure.
However, if your heart is already in love with a house, leave the matter about the roofs later. You can always hire house remodeling contractors. Partner up with a company that can offer consultation and many options for the roof materials. Make sure that the service you hire will realize your ideal design, as well as to make it long-lasting enough.
Are the siding and windows attractive enough?
A new house should be decorated and polished as stunning as possible. We have discussed the roofs; now we are talking about the parts that our eyes will be aiming at after seeing the roofs, the windows, and the siding.
Window design should be proportional, specifically if observed against the room at the inside of the window. The living room can have large windows, only if the outside view is appealing. The dining room is where a family usually spends their most private moment. Family conversation happens a lot in the place, which maybe it is not necessary to have a window there unless the window faces backyard or somewhere else that does not allow people’s gaze to steal the family’s privacy.
For the siding, choose the one that can accentuate the overall color or mood of the house. If it is for vintage style, wood siding is the best option. However, from the durability perspective, wood provides poor protection against weather, especially where the humidity is high. The alternative is metal siding that looks like wood.
Sidin is also a good way to protect the wall. Some brands can even function as a cushion in case the wall is hit with objects. It provides safety for houses that face regular strong wind, or maybe hurricane.