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Living Around a Fireplace Installation

I happen to know a thing or two about living in a home while a new fireplace is being installed. It takes some time for the process to be completed, and the inconvenience can feel pretty intense, but there are tips and tricks you can use to make the process easier on the entire family – like turn a bedroom into the living room (if the living room is where your new fireplace is going, of course) when the construction gets a little loud. In the fifty years that I've lived in this home, I have experienced my fair share of home improvement projects. I decided that maybe some of my experience can help others who are looking to complete their own projects, like installing a new fireplace. Enjoy!

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3 Options For Roofing That Match Different Architectural Styles

Roofing comes in many different materials and styles, but not all materials are right for your home. If you have a western or Spanish-style architectural design, materials like clay tiles will work best; rural homes will look better with a shake or metal roof to match the architectural design. Therefore, you want to consider the options for your home that match the architectural style. Here are some of the different options to choose from for roofing materials that stay true to your home's design:

1. Roofing Materials for A Spanish Or Western Home Design

With Spanish-style homes, there are few choices for roofing materials that look as good as clay tiles. Today, clay tiles can be real tiles, concrete or synthetic materials. The clay and concrete tiles will be the most expensive, while materials like PVC panels and light-weight synthetic materials will cost less. If you choose to have real tiles installed on your home, the roof structure will have to be strong enough to support the weight of the roofing materials. Usually, light-weight construction will require synthetic roofing materials that look like Spanish tile but weigh less.

2. Roofing Materials That Add Appeal to Elegant High-End Homes

For high-end luxury homes, there are various choices of materials. To give your home an elegant look for durable roofing, slate tiles are one of the best choices. Slate is one of the most attractive roofing materials, as well as the most expensive. Today, there are also synthetic options that are cheaper and will achieve the same look. The newer synthetic slate materials are also durable and will need fewer repairs, reducing the cost of maintenance for your slate roof. The least-expensive option is high-end architectural shingles.

3. Roofing Materials That Give Rural Home Designs Natural Appeal

If you have a home in a rural setting, such as a traditional farmhouse, timber or log home, you want roofing that matches the natural setting. For this type of architecture, materials like wood shakes and metal roofing are excellent choices. Wood shakes will need routine maintenance, but with the proper care, often last longer than asphalt shingles. Metal roofing is one of the most durable materials and is commonly used for traditional farmhouse-style home designs.

These are some of the different options for roofing materials that stay true to your home's design. If you need a new roof, contact a roofing company like Grissom Contracting and talk with them about materials that fit the architectural style of your home perfectly.