How to Make Structural Decisions for Your New Custom Home

How to Make Structural Decisions for Your New Custom Home

Building your new custom home is a wonderful opportunity to create a home that is truly your own. Some of the first steps in your custom home design are related to its structure. Since the structure is the most important aspect of your new home, it’s important to make these decisions carefully. Here are some tips to help you along the way.

How to Make Structural Decisions for Your New Custom Home: Laying the Foundation

When it comes to selecting a foundation, according to The House Designers, there are several types to choose from. A slab foundation is the most cost-effective option mainly because you can easily lay it directly on the ground with minimal excavation. These foundations are best in warm, dry climates. If you live in a colder or more flood-prone area, then a crawl space may be a viable option. With a crawl space, you have several feet between the ground and your home. This leaves room in case there is a flood and it provides easier access to utilities. Basements are often seen in cold areas because foundations in these areas need to be below the frost level. A basement is more expensive, but it also provides you with more square footage and complete access to utilities.

Choosing a Roof

There is a lot to consider when choosing a roof including the shape, slope, and even type of shingles. You also need to be aware of the weather in your area when choosing a roof. For example, if you live in an area with a lot of rain and snow, you should choose a steeper roof. Keep in mind that steeper roofs are more visible so you should be mindful of your choice of shingles. If you live somewhere dry, you could opt for a flat roof. According to American Roofing, flat roofs perform best when made of materials like TPO, PVC, EPDM, and BUR. These types of roofs can be prone to leaks so the material choice is important.

How to Make Structural Decisions for Your New Custom Home: Selecting Your Siding

According to Hammer Home Improvement, the siding on your home will have an impact on both the home’s structure and aesthetic. Wood siding is a very popular choice and is often regarded as the best looking. It is a very versatile choice as it comes in many styles. However, it does take more maintenance and upkeep. You can also consider metal siding. This material is extremely durable and can be applied right over wood siding. Keep in mind that it can be prone to denting and is noisy. Vinyl siding is also an option. This also comes in a variety of styles and is very low-maintenance.

All of these elements are very important to your house. Many of them are dependent on the area you live in and the weather that accompanies it. Make sure you consider these things when you make decisions about the structure of your house. This way, you can make sure you have the best living experience.

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