Restoring historic homes used to be a very niche service done only by a few roof maintenance companies and contractors. Today, however, as more and more homeowners are showing great preference for the “old-school” styles of architecture, service providers have responded by adding this feature to their usual menu of services.
Ranch-style homes are one of the styles that the public has cultivated a growing interest in. Our roofing and home improvement professionals at Advanced Roofing offer a few tips and advice on how to give this classic home a new and modern facelift.
Staying True to Its Roots
Ranch-style ramblers were a cheap housing option for young families settling the West and Southwestern regions in the early 1930s. Its popularity rose until the 1950s and have been quite a prevalent sight in most American neighborhoods since then. When doing restorations on a rambler, it’s important for your roofing installation contractor to stay true to the styles, colors, patterns, and textures that make this type of housing the way it is. Low roof lines with signature wide eaves, adobe, stucco, or brick siding finishes and open floor plans that rarely exceed one story are all elements of a ranch-style rambler and must be preserved during restoration.
Considerations on Expansion
Adding to this style must always be done horizontally, instead of vertically, to remain loyal to its original design. For many homeowners, converting an attached garage is actually a good enough option to add extra living space without having to actually expand the floor area. Regardless, you’ll need to expect more roofing area to cover up any horizontal expansion.
Trust Only the Professionals
Your choice of contractors is vital to the success of your restoration. Choosing companies with no experience doing this style of American architecture might result in high emergency roof repair cost and expenses.
Our restoration specialists at Advanced Roofing can help breathe new life to your classic ranch-style rambler. Give us a call at (630) 473-3008 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Plainfield, IL, and nearby areas.