Roof Rants

Well, I was thinking that for “Roof Rants” I’d layout all the reasons that you should use anything but asphalt shingles. Then after going on for several pages I was getting confused myself.

It’s really not that complicated- nothing you can do to you house will make more difference than what you put on the roof.* Save money in other areas if you have to, but use a wonderful material like wood, tile, slate or hand seamed and painted in place “tin” (actually “terne” and it’s made by Follansbee).

Here are multiple examples of simple houses that have wonderful roofs (borrowed from Content In A Cottage).

*presupposing that the proportions of your house are sublime, of course. No material of fancy detail can fix poor proportions.


About More Than Architects

I’m Rick Clanton. Michael Ruegamer and I are architects and the principals of Group 3 Design on Hilton Head Island, SC. We provide architecture and interior design services for homes in the US and the Caribbean Islands.
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