Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

How To Remodel A Pueblo Style House

by Edgar Cruz

Are you updating the look on your pueblo style house? If so, from selecting the right windows to choosing the best roof for your home, here are some ideas that might help you to complete the job.

Do You Want To Change Little Things Around A Bit? Of course, you might just be painting and sprucing things up. However, if you want to change the look of your house, you can do that.

  • For example, little changes can make a big difference. Changing the color of your house can give it a very different look. For example, if you have a brick home, consider having it painted two different colors for added drama. Dark umber as the base color with light yellow trim or light ochre with dark brown as the trim would both be food choices.
  • Another small change that would give your home a different look would be to change the light fixtures. For example, if you have black wrought iron fixtures, select brass to brighten the look of your home. Pewter would be good for a southwestern style home, too.
  • Add new accessories to the front of your house. For example, colorful tile for your address numbers would be something to add. Adding hanging pots in strategic places would also be attractive.

Do You Want To Make Big Changes? - If you have realized that things need to be replaced, make a list of those items.

  • For example, if you want to go with a modern look, think of changing your windows. Instead of having small ones in the front of your home, consider having a large picture window. Include an arch to stay true to the style of pueblo houses.
  • If you have been thinking about replacing your roof, you have lots of choices that will go with a pueblo house.
  • A red brick roof would be reminiscent of the older haciendas found in Mexico. A tin roof could also be used. Shingles are the kindest for your pocketbook and they can be very nice for a home. Choose terra cotta for the color of your shingles and they will look a lot like the traditional red brick.

When you talk to a roofer from a company like AJ Shirk Roofing Company LLC, find out if your house will take the weight of a red brick roof. He or she might suggest something totally different because of past work that he or she has done. Consider looking at home magazines before you even meet your roofer so that you can show him or her pictures of roofs that appeal to you.


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Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!