Home Exteriors
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The bonnet roofing style is the opposite of the basic mansard roofing system. This is due to the upper slope inclining far more steeply than the corresponding bottom slope.

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In this post, we’ll first look at pole barns versus steel barns. We will begin with barns that are developed with the pole frame technique. We will turn our attention to the benefits of steel over conventional building and construction.

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If your old chimney isn’t serving any purpose, you might want to consider removing it. Unfortunately, this isn’t as simple as it sounds and may even prove more costly than it’s worth. There are a number of important factors to consider before you begin tearing down your old chimney. While the chimney removal process itself is quite straightforward, you should take some precautions before proceeding with this project.

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If you are interested in building a sawtooth roof for your home or outbuilding, we have all the important details about its advantages, drawbacks, how to construct this type of roof as well as some of the finest examples of the roof design from around the world.

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A skillion roof is a durable, versatile and high performing residential architecture option. This type of roof can add sophistication and minimalism to any home, thus making it a very popular choice as a contemporary roof design.

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Gutters play an essential role in keeping your home’s foundation safe from rainwater damage. Without them, melting snow and rainwater will cause soil erosion and even damage your roof and windows. This is why it’s very important to choose the best quality gutters.

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Rain gutters do more than protect buildings’ foundations from downpours. By channeling rainwater out and away from your home, gutters minimize the risk of floods in basements or damaged siding that can harm your landscaping. What’s more, if you want to conserve water, gutters are the best solution as you can direct runoff into a rain barrel and use it as your garden’s reservoir.

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If you’ve never heard of barndominiums, or you’re curious about this house style, then it’s about time you knew about the practical living solutions of barndos. Over the years, this modern alternative living idea has caught the attention of ranch dwellers in rural areas. Thanks to the barn-like features of barndominiums, their character is what sets them apart from other farmhouse style homes.

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Most homes come with traditional gutters to collect rainwater and protect the building’s foundation from destructive water seeps. While gutters have their advantages, they have their fair share of problems; from clogging up to cracking and let’s not forget their less than appealing appearance.

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There is perhaps nothing more cozier than sitting in front of a fireplace with your loved ones. Almost all traditional homes have fireplaces, but this doesn’t mean a newly built home has to miss out on this enjoyable experience. If you have cold winters in your region, and you want to add a fireplace in your home, the first step is to choose a chimney. Masonry chimneys are without doubt one of the most popular options because of their aesthetic appeal.

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Contrary to popular belief, gambrel roofs aren’t just used for barns, sheds, and garages. They are also seen in mansions and Dutch Colonial style houses. In this article, I will explain everything you need to know about a gambrel roof, its history, pros and cons, and how to build one for your home.

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If you want to renew the exterior of your home, wood siding is one of the most attractive options that will turn heads for years to come. This aesthetically appealing material is highly versatile and comes in a variety of profiles, from modern planks to traditional shakes. And the best thing about wood is you can paint or stain it any color you like to match your home’s exterior.