An American house is about 2,600 square feet on average. However, more and more households are choosing smaller properties.
Regardless of your motivation for deciding to have less real estate, there’s no denying that it has advantages. From a practical standpoint, a tiny house costs significantly less to own, to power and to maintain.
If you’re planning to do a siding or roof replacement, Expert Contracting recommends doing the following:
Increase the Roof Pitch
Since you have limited floor area, it won’t hurt to gain more room upstairs. A steeply pitched roof allows you to have a spacious attic which you can use for storage or finish.
Small properties tend to become messy more quickly with little disorganization. You can easily tidy up your house if you have a dedicated room for your extra but necessary stuff. And when it’s time to have another room, the large space created by your roof makes a good candidate.
Furthermore, Expert Contracting attests that a high-slope roofing system is less prone to leakage. Its great pitch allows it to shed water, snow and debris more easily with gravity, reducing your long-term roof repair costs.
Choose a Bright Siding Color
Light colors make things look larger. Considering that your siding panels represent most of your home’s exterior, making them bright creates an illusion of a bigger property. Give second thoughts to white, though, since tinted colors do the trick better.
Siding and roofing companies love vertical-style panels because they’re easier to clean and less susceptible to moisture damage, but there’s more. Vertical siding visually elongates exterior walls.
You may love tiny house living, there’s no good reason to highlight its size. Also, vertical siding panels can enhance the curb appeal of your petite property for being beautifully out of the ordinary.
Let Expert Contracting handle your siding and roof replacement projects to make sure your small house will be up to code. Call us at (716) 508-3700 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients in West Seneca, NY, and nearby areas.