TAG: Roofing

Roof Designs With A Wow Factor

Roof Designs With A Wow Factor

The following 2 unrestrained residential designs offer spectacular presentations that are set off by their unique roofing styles. From Iroje Khm Architects, the GaOnJai house was designed with the client’s vision in mind of obtaining a private, but open to the landscape, space. The home was initially part of a government ran project that showcased local architects whose talents were put to work in establishing an entire town. The striking roof is boldly displayed in black zinc plates and hovers over the concrete and stucco structure. The house plan incorporates interesting construction applications that keep the outdoors in mind, as… read more

Cool Roofing Designs Save Energy

Cool Roofing Designs Save Energy

As temperatures begin to rise, many assess what can be done to reduce energy costs. In looking for potential sources of energy waste, the rooftop may often be a forgotten about structure. As long as roofs are leak free and stable, sometimes not much more thought may be put into them. There are, however, modifications that can be made to roofs to make them more energy efficient. Darker roofing can clearly attract more heat, thus reducing energy savings. Cool roof designs use roofing materials that reflect light, therefore lessening heat absorption. A lighter colored covering or a white roof can… read more