This lovely Medina, Ohio colonial had a roof that only had about 1 year left in it until it started to noticably deteriorate. Rather than wait for the rain to start dripping from the ceiling, the owner decided to get one step ahead instead.
Our team went replaced the old, builder grade shingles with a higher-quality architectural grade GAF-certified shingle. This particular shingle is also 6-nailed for maximum wind protection (up to 140 mph!). The customer went with Barkwood as the color to compliment the exterior color palate.
With all of the tech advancements in the past decade, it shouldn't come as a shock that home design and construction is becoming more advanced. Tesla has just announced that they are in the process of patenting a new type of roofing solar panels. We're familiar with the random, chunky panels sitting on top of a standard roof to ensure a more efficient way of living...The difference in the new design released by Tesla is that they look like an actual shingle.
Available in four different styles, the main goal with this new shingle design was to eliminate the unsightly solar panels. While the benefits are great with a solar roof (saving on electricity, better for the environment and more durable), the cost is not so beneficial-at first. According to an article on Business Insider, "A Tesla Solar Roof for a home needing 3,000 square feet of roofing would cost more than $65,000 if 35% of the tiles were solar. According to Consumer Reports, a slate-tile roof for a home the same size would cost about $45,000, and an asphalt roof would be about $20,000."
Elon Musk stated that the overall savings on electricity alone makes the hefty price tag worth it. "It's looking quite promising that a solar roof will actually cost less than a normal roof before you even take the value of electricity into account."
What do you think? Would you make the leap and invest in the solar tiled roof? Comment your thoughts below.
Now that you've finished your spring cleaning and can finally exhale, let's focus on the exterior of your home. If you're on the fence with whether to stay in or sell your home, we would highly encourage you to consider exterior renovation.
Giving your home an exterior renovation will make you feel as if you've gotten a new home and will skyrocket your curb appeal if you do decide to sell. With this in mind, there are endless possibilities to updating your home's exterior, so here are a few ideas we've narrowed down to stew over for classic, modern and unique tastes. As always, we can make all of these beautiful ideas come to life, just give us a call.
We are big fans of the clean, pure appeal of an all-white home. It will always be a classic look that screams welcome and stands out. Make this even more appealing by adding natural wood details, and mixing your materials. An all-white home boasts a minimalist yet modern appeal. This look translates beautifully on the inside, too.
Shades of Grey
We've seen a few all-black homes done beautifully (Scroll on for more on that) but if black is too risky for you, toning it down can be just as striking. Playing up different shades of grey on your siding and trim will add more dimension to your exterior, making it the star of your neighborhood. Darker shades of grey are great for modern style homes as it give it more of a structured, amplified look. See more details of this beautiful Seattle bungalow here.
Cream and Greige
Since we all know that cream is queen when it comes to anything home-related, let's talk about Greige. Greige is the latest trend in exteriors and interiors alike. It's the love child shade of beige and grey that is both easy going but sophisticated. When paired with cream, it'll make it seem as though your home was shipped here straight from the South of France, which is why "Oui" really love this combination. It'll make your HOA swoon and ask why your neighbors can't be more like you.
This doesn't necessarily mean black, (while we love the look above) you can surely get a toned down version. For a less dramatic look, opt for a rich navy with cream trims and accents and contrast with some beautiful, luscious landscaping- classic without pushing the envelope.
So now that you have some ideas, send us some of your favorites! We love seeing work from "real life" too.