Wednesday, February 26, 2014

French Country Roof Designs

Currently we are at the ordering windows and roofing stage.  I recently blogged about French Country styled windows, and so today I wanted to talk about French Country roofing design and materials.  Below you can see an example of a cedar shake entry porch roof line supported by painted timbers.  

This extravagant French styled home shows common steeped pitched roof lines often used in French architecture.  It has been pretty cool watching the framers build scaffoling onsite to climb up to the top of our highest peak, in order to create this look.  
I love framers - they are amazing to me!!!

This picture below has a simple turret styled roof and uses slate roofing material (also seen above).  Slate pricing has gone up substantially in the last 7-8 years.  However, there are many roofing products on the market today, that look like slate, but cost less.  
Keep in mind the cost of labor to install.  
It's still going to run pretty high, even on a composite.  

Here is a rendering of my house again.  You can see the roof lines I was talking about.  The highest one on the right is the one that was getting framed last week.  We are discussing roofing colors now and what style shingles.  Of course pricing is key here as well. French styled roofing, with it's many steep pitches, can run up the costs quickly. 

Today's French Country Cozy...

You can give your home a fragrant french aroma, simply by putting sliced lemons, sprigs of rosemary and/or lavender essential oil in a simmering pot of water on the stove.  Just close your eyes, and imagine you are walking in the lavender fields of Provence.
Embaumer la lavande!

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