Learning All About Roofing Materials

Learning All About Roofing Materials

How To Get A French-Inspired Exterior

Beverley Hall

If you recently travelled to France and fell in love with the architecture, then you're certainly not alone. In fact, French-inspired architecture has remained extremely popular amongst designers and architectures for as long as it has been around. If you have a more traditional style house that you want to make look French, then this article has a few different things for you to consider doing. Are you ready to learn a little bit more? If so, then this article is just for you.

Add Pitches to Your Roof

If you really want to embrace French architecture then consider hiring a roofer to come out to your house and give you a bid on adding more pitches to your roof. By layering several pitches and restructuring your roofline, you can give it that ultimate French chateaux feel. Depending on how your existing roof is structured, the job may not be all that difficult to do, but if it needs to be torn off, then it may take several weeks to complete.

Wooden Shingles

If you have it in your budget to swap out your asphalt shingles for wooden shingles, this will really make your house look more French. Wooden shingles have been used for centuries and aren't just pretty but are really resilient as well. Even if you live in a part of the country that gets a lot of snow and rain, you won't have to worry about your wooden shingles breaking down at all as long as you have the right underlayment.

Paint Your Brick

If you have a brick house, then consider having it painted a creamy white color. This sort of light-colored paint is an ode to old French architecture and will really help your house to have that ultimate French vibe. If you have never painted the outside of a house before, consider hiring some professional painters to do the job for you; that way you don't have to worry about all of the technicalities.

As you can see, there are a few different things that you can do to help give your house that French-inspired vibe. If you want to learn a little bit more about how you can incorporate some of these things into the exterior of your home, contact a roof installation services company today and schedule a consultation with them! During your consultation, they can give you a bid and an idea of what you can expect. 

For more information, contact a company like JCB Roofing today. 


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Hi, I'm Dwight Eberstark. I am crazy about all of the different types of roofing materials available today. While upgrading the roof on my home, I looked into the material options in great detail. I studied all of the different metal materials used to create modern shingles. I also looked into switching to asphalt, wood or tile shingles. I eventually settled on bronze shingles designed to last for decades. Instead of aging, the bronze finish just continues to improve. I also switched to metal gutters that make a beautiful sound when the rain falls onto the surface. I would like to share my passion for roofing materials through this site. Thank you for coming by. Visit again soon.