American Homes are a compilation of architectural influences ranging from 1600's Colonial to the more recent and most popular 1950's 1-story ranch. Home style, roof design and specific parts of the roof all are vital in the functionality and performance of the place we call home.
Take a tour into September where we describe American Homes through the centuries, various roof designs and parts of the roof that, all together, make it the ultimate protection for everything that is precious in your house.
No American home is the same, we can surely agree on that. Every home has its unique style, design, and personality. When it comes to home structures, though, there are several styles over the centuries that have been adapted from other parts of the world or designed right here in good’ole America. Since there are so many styles we could cover, we will talk about the handful of them that have remained timeless and popular. Let’s take a stroll into some American home style history, shall we?
First and foremost, a roof is designed to protect the home from weather and hopefully with the least amount of maintenance as possible! Of course, appearance is also important, however, take into consideration how that type of roof will perform throughout the seasons. This is where maintenance can become a huge factor, or not. Specific roof designs are better suited for certain regions.