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Small Home Changes Can Improve Your Family's Health

My husband and I both suffer from allergies and asthma and, unfortunately, two of our children inherited our health problems. Living with both can be a struggle, but we take every step we can to keep our family healthy. One spring, when our seasonal allergies were especially bad, we decided to finally have our carpeting replaced with natural tile flooring and that was a great decision. Even though it seemed like we vacuumed constantly, I guess our carpets harbored more dust and mites than we ever expected! Since then, we have invested in other upgrades to improve our family's health, including antimicrobial kitchen counter tops. I enjoy helping others, so I decided to start a blog to share what we have learned about home upgrades and renovations. I plan to post on a variety of topics, so there will be something of interest to everyone!

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Residential Roofing Options For New Custom Homes With Contemporary Architectural Designs

Residential designs can include contemporary designs with straight lines, flat roofs, and modern style. Depending on the type of roof, there are different choices of materials that can be used for modern contemporary home designs, such as green roof systems, metal or rubber roof membranes. The following roofing options are some of the materials you will want to consider for the roofing of your contemporary home design:

Roof Slopes of Contemporary Home Designs and Metal Roofing Materials

Your custom contemporary home design may include slopes on the roof to provide height for ceilings and focal points that make the design more interesting. Rather than conventional asphalt shingles for the areas with sloped roofs, you will want to consider options like metal roofing, which is more durable and fits in well with contemporary architecture. Another option to make the roof look more contemporary with metal materials is to use corrugated steal with a powder-coated finish, which will look less like conventional metal roofing that you may see on a farmhouse in the countryside.

Contemporary Home Designs, Roof Gardens, and Landscaping with Green Roof Systems

If your custom contemporary home design is going to be built on a small lot, or in an urban area, then you may want to consider adding more green space to the design. This can be done by using green roof systems that use a combination of drainage systems, waterproof membranes and lightweight soil substrate to add landscaping to your rooftop. This is a great way to add outdoor living space to the design of your home when the structure occupies much of the available land.

Efficient Roof Designs with Cool Roof Systems for Flat Roofs of Contemporary Architecture

Another improvement that you will want to consider for the design of your home is a rooftop design that helps keep your home cool. Today, cool roof systems help to reflect heat and reduce the energy needed to cool your home in hot weather. You will want to use these systems in the design of your home where there is roof space that you do not use for outdoor features. Talk with the custom home builder about where cool roofing systems can be used in the design of your roof to reduce heat gain and help you save energy.

These are some of the different options that you will want to consider for the design of your roof with a contemporary design. If you are ready to start planning a new custom home with a custom design, contact a custom home builder and talk with them about some of these options to make the most of your roof space with the right features and materials to be used in the design.