Exploring Roof Builds, Techniques and Tools

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Exploring Roof Builds, Techniques and Tools

Hey everyone, my name is Patricia Brown, but everyone calls me Trish. I will use this site to explore residential roofing materials and building techniques. Roofs protect the home from the elements and provide a stylistic touch unmatched by any other feature. There are a wide range of materials used for roof construction, including copper, asphalt and tile shingles. Even the hardware varies considerably depending on which type of roof you'd like for your home. Every roofer has their own set of tools and techniques used to complete the job. Roofers may utilize high tech tools to measure grades and find leaks. I could go on forever about roofs, so I created this site for my ideas and discoveries about this fun industry. I'd love for you all to follow along with my journey through roof exploration. Welcome!

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5 Things To Keep In Mind As You Build A New House

So, you've bought a lot and you're getting ready to build a house on it for you and your family, like with Sherman Hayden Custom Homes. When building a new home, you need to be extremely careful to avoid major errors that will cause you to spend more money out of your checkbook than what you're already spending. So, to help you avoid costly errors and to ultimately save you some money in the process, here are five things that you need to keep in mind as you are building a new home:

1. Plan Carefully.

When designing the layout of your home, don't just think about right now. You also need to think about the future. Ask yourself questions like these to determine what your design needs to include to reduce the need for home additions later on: Do you plan on having more kids? Are you interested in a place for entertaining? 

2. Keep the Landscape in Mind. 

Regardless of the size of the home that you are designing and building, you are going to want some kind of a yard. After all, a home with little to no yard is not very visually-appealing, which won't be beneficial should you decide to sell in the future. Plus, you don't want your home to look bland in a neighborhood with other vibrant homes and landscapes. So, when planning your construction, make sure you leave ample space around the exterior of the home for a future garden, outdoor living space, etc. 

3. Build Up Instead of Out.

The most expensive parts of building a house are the foundation and roof. So, to help minimize building costs, you may want to consider building a two-story house. In doing so, you will cut the foundation and roof size in half, but you'll still have the same square footage. 

4. Centralize the Home's Plumbing.

When designing the home, it's a good idea to try to put all of your heaviest plumbing areas, such as the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room as close to one another as possible. Plumbing can get pretty expensive when you have to run pipes from one end of the home to the other end, so putting these rooms close together will help to reduce the overall fees that you pay for plumbing. 

5. Avoid Overbuilding.

When finalizing your plans, and before you begin construction on your home, it is very important that you take a look at the size of your home and then look at the size of the other homes in the neighborhood. While it would be great to own the most expensive home on the street, there is a very good chance that you won't get a good return on investment if you sell it later down the road.