You have decided that a custom home is the right choice for you! The exciting journey of making every decision about your dream home begins. Get ready to embrace this unique opportunity to completely customize every part of the home, including the materials. When most people envision themselves designing their custom home, they think about the house style, exterior, even landscaping, and porches. What they often forget about is the roofing material – after all, how often do you think about what your roof is made out of? This is a vitally important part of the design process; however since the style and material of the roof can make or break the look of the whole home.
Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material on the market today, and probably the first thing that comes to mind when people think about roofing materials. These shingles can be standard asphalt or fiberglass. Like most roofing materials, asphalt shingles have many advantages. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to install and replace if needed and come in a variety of colors. If you live in a region susceptible to strong winds, you may want to consider upgrading your shingles to an Architectural Series which can sustain high winds and enhance the appearance of the roof.
Slate roofing is a unique choice that you won’t see on most other homes. It is beautiful and durable, and since it is a natural rock, it is an environmentally-friendly choice. It is also low maintenance; however, if it ever breaks, it can be onerous and costly to repair. It is also an expensive choice, and it requires strong framing.
Metal is a beautiful and highly durable roofing material that is becoming increasingly popular. It is an ultimately fire resistant and environmentally friendly material as well. Custom home designers can choose from steel, aluminum, and copper for their metal roof. It comes with the added benefit of helping to keep cooling costs down, On the other hand, metal is a relatively expensive option, and it can also be costly and difficult to repair or replace if needed. Metal roofs also tend to be loud during rain and hail or sleet storms.
Concrete Or Clay
Concrete or clay shingles are another unique option, usually found on Mediterranean style homes. It is a style that may look out of place on many home types, so it will not be a good fit for everyone. This option is durable, fire-resistant, and energy-efficient, but also heavy and hard to install.
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Whether you are ready to start the custom building home process, or you still have more questions, the trained professionals at Cedar Square Homes are here to help you out. We are beloved throughout Maryland and beyond for our attentive service and affordable home remodeling and building prices. We service Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Crofton, Severna Park, and Pasadena. Visit us online or give us a call at 410-987-9771. To see more examples of our work and for helpful tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, and Instagram