From housing estates and residential homes, to commercial properties and RDP housing – there are a great variety of architectural styles that have evolved through the ages. Since most of us don’t live under trees or in mud huts anymore, there are many options when it comes to building a house, and roofing it. Here are seven of the many home styles we can choose from:
Colonial – Characterised by evenly spaced windows, this is a formal architectural style. There are many variations of the style, like the Dutch Colonial which is recognised by its broad gambrel roof.
Art Deco – With a variety of influences that range between 1930s Hollywood, Ancient Egypt and Miami Beach, art deco houses usually have smooth stucco walls, rounded corners and flat roofs.
Contemporary – With emphasis on energy efficiency, space saving and natural light, contemporary homes often have sloped roofs constructed from sustainable materials.
Townhouse – Because of limited space and financial resources, this style of home is cleverly constructed to go up fast. It is common for two or more townhouses to share a roof.
Mediterranean – Influenced by the hacienda style of building popular in the area it was named after, this style features arches and plastered surfaces. Mediterranean roofs are boldly textured and commands attention with red roof tiles.
Tudor – One of the most recognizable home styles, the Tudor style is known for its decorative timber framing and multi-gabled, steep roofs.
Oriental – Rooted in Chinese architecture, oriental homes have curved roofs that expand beyond the exterior walls.
Whether you choose to live in a compact contemporary home, a colonial mansion or a funky art deco dwelling, you need a roof over your head. Give Dezzo Roofing a call to discuss your residential roofing needs.