Inspecting your roof regularly is a must. If you see signs of damage, no matter how small, tackle them right away; if moisture reaches the wood sheathing underneath the shingles, the potential repair can get expensive in a hurry.
One of the smaller guest bedrooms received a total overhaul thanks to a vaulted ceiling and loads of natural daylight. The original ceiling was low and gave the room a dark, cramped feeling. Raising the height of the room and the flooding it with light allowed the homeowners to use bold colors without worry it would overpower the smallish space.
Roof replacements can be extremely costly — at least in the mid-thousands — and the bigger the roof the higher the cost. If asphalt shingle roofing hasn't yet reached its limit of 20-25 years, try replacing individual shingles, especially "if they're brittle, many granules are missing or they've curled," says Tim Carter, builder/remodeler and founder of AskTheBuilder.com.
Because this home sits in a special zoning area, the designers could not increase the square footage of the existing house. To solve the problem, they built a separate structure and connected it to the old house with a structurally independent deck. Inside, the modern entryway encompasses several functions, with a built-in bench with storage and a built-in sleeping nook.
The front window is covered with a small roof that blocks out some sun and adds an interesting feature to the HGTV Smart Home 2015 exterior while working within the clean, sharp lines of the home’s design.