Home Exterior Remodel & Improvement
The home exterior is the first impression each visitor has about your house. Here’re our useful guides that fit every family’s budget to make your exterior more inviting

Home Exterior Remodel & Improvement

Curved Roof
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published February 17, 2021

Curved roof systems can come in various designs, with the entire or partial parts of the roof having curved elements. They can be constructed of almost any roof materials, including shingle and tile, but in most modern builds, curved roofs are being made from sheets of metal due to their pliability, low cost, and ease of installation.

Clerestory Roofs
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published February 17, 2021

A clerestory roof is made up of sloping roof panels at slightly differing heights, which are joined in the middle by a vertical flat wall. The wall is filled with windows, therefore allowing natural light to flood into the building. The windows can be made up of several small windows or one large rectangular window. The name clerestory refers to these windows, which make up a ‘clear story’ between the two sloping roofs.

Butterfly Roofs
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published February 14, 2021

How would you like to live in a butterfly house? Though not what you’ll find in your local conservatory, homes with butterfly roofs can be quite picturesque.

Pyramid Roofs
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published February 11, 2021

If you delight in the excellent external appeal of a pyramid and you are ready to take care of the fairly high building expenses, invest in pyramid hip roofing.

Saltbox Roofs
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published February 10, 2021

The Saltbox design has naturally fallen in and out of style throughout the years, though if you look close enough, you can see saltbox houses practically anywhere. Learn all about it here.

Jerkinhead Roof
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published February 7, 2021

A gable roofing system is most traditional roofing system shape you’ll see on houses today. This style looks more like a pyramid than a V. A jerkinhead roofing system is comparable to a gable roofing in look with clipped peaks.

Dome Roofs
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published February 7, 2021

The dome design has a long history in the construction world and has actually been a style of various types of architecture worldwide. Domes were widely used in the Persian, Roman and Byzantine, as well as the Islamic empires, and even during the Italian Renaissance.

Bonnet Roofs
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published February 7, 2021

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.

Removing a chimney
| Updated May 11, 2021 | Published January 12, 2021

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.

Sawtooth Roof
| Updated July 27, 2022 | Published December 18, 2020

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.

Skillion Roof Structure
| Updated August 7, 2022 | Published December 15, 2020

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.

Aluminum Vs. Vinyl Gutters
| Updated March 18, 2021 | Published December 14, 2020

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.