If you are doing major home renovations, one of the things on your to-do-list is roof replacement. You have the option of just doing a plain roof replacement, you may want to consider some custom improvements, such as adding dormer windows or making changes to the roof structure. Here are some of the custom features that can be done to your home during a roof replacement:
1. Changing the Roof Structure with Hip and Valley Designs
The roof structure of your home may be a plain roof with straight lines and gable ends. If you want to add more details to your roof, talk with a roofing contractor about custom carpentry to add features like hip and valley designs to give your roof more details and depth with an attractive roof structure design.
2. Adding Changes to The Roof Style with Dormer Window Features
Adding changes to your roof style can also include installing dormer windows, which are the small doghouses designed to add windows in the attic. These windows can be false and just open in the attic for ventilation, or they can be in finished space or provide natural light to lower areas of your home. If you want to add finished space to the attic, dormers are a great solution to get more usable floor space in this area of your home.
3. Giving Your Home More Natural Light with Skylight Features
There are other features that you may want to consider giving your home more natural light. Skylights are a solution that will require minimal changes to your roof because they lay flat on the roof. These can be full-sized windows, or they can be round skylights that install like conventional roof vents and have reflective ducts to carry light to areas where conventional skylights will not work, such as a basement or lower room that is too far away from the roof.
4. Adding Coverings and Enclosures to Porch and Patio Areas
When making major changes to your roof, you may want to consider options like adding a covering over a porch or patio, which can even be enclosed to provide you with more usable living space. You may also want to talk with a roofing contractor about building a covered wood porch, gallery and other features for the exterior of your home.
These are some of the custom features that can be done to your home during a roof replacement. If you are ready for a roof replacement and remodeling, contact a roofing contractor and talk with them about some of these custom carpentry features.