Are You Designing A House With A Texas Theme?

Have you always wanted a house that has a Texas theme? Maybe you are from the Lone Star State, or it might be that you simply love that Texas feeling. Whatever the reason that you have chosen a Texas theme for your new house, are all of your plans completed? If they are not and you are still in the process of designing your Texas-themed home, you may want some extra tips. From selecting a commercial roofing service to selecting the materials for the outside of your house, here are some ideas that might help you. 

Arrange For Commercial Roofing

Have you considered having a metal roof for your house? Don't you think that would for sure give your house a Texas flavor? A metal roof is more than likely not your least expensive choice, but the roof will last for many years. In addition, metal roofs perform well during severe weather.

Maybe you want to add a bit of a Mexican feeling to your Texas-style home. In that case, consider having a terra-cotta red tile roof. Your commercial roofer can tell you if your house can withstand the weight of heavy tile. 

If metal and tile are both too expensive for you, think of choosing a shingle roof. Shingle roofs are probably your least expensive choice, and they look really nice. Shingles come in so many colors that you might have a hard time deciding which one to get. Go with a color that will complement the material you selected for the outside of your house.

For more information, contact a commercial roofing service.

Choose The Wall Materials

If you drive around beautiful contemporary neighborhoods in cities like Dallas and Houston, you'll find homes constructed of all kinds of materials. However, if you drive the back roads of Texas to places like Blanco, Boerne, and Gruene, you will see houses made of rock or brick, or a combination of both. Of course, you'll see wooden houses, too. But a stone house or a brick house will probably last longer than a wooden one, and it will truly give your house a Texas flavor.

Think of using both rocks and bricks for the outside of your Texas-themed house. For example, the majority of the outside walls could be made of rock. Then use bricks to surround the windows and doors. Use bricks and rocks for the walkway that leads to your front porch, too.