Are You Designing A Ranch-Style House?

Posted on: 11 July 2019

Have you decided that you want a one-story house? Perhaps you now live in a two-story house and you realized that the time is coming when it will be hard to manage stairs, or maybe you have decided that you want a one-story house just because it appeals to you. No matter the reason that you're going with a one-story home, have you chosen to have a ranch-style home built?  If that's the case, here are some ideas that might help you.

Select The Roof - Will your ranch-style house have a bit of a Mexican flavor? If so, think of selecting a red tile roof. Tile roofs might be a more expensive choice, but they last for a very long time. In addition, they perform well in harsh weather. They are also easy to repair, in case that is ever necessary.

A metal roof would be a great choice for a ranch-style house with a Texas feel. Like a tile roof, metal roofs do great even if there are heavy storms that include hail. Normally, metal roofs aren't quite as expensive as tile roofs are. 

Maybe your pocketbook won't allow the choice of a metal roof or a tile roof. In that case, select a shingle roof, which will probably be your most affordable choice. For a true ranch look, go with brown for the color of the shingles. Alternatively, you can choose terra cotta red, which will give the appearance of the more expensive red tile roof. You can contact a company like Jerry Newman Roofing & Remodeling Inc for more information on roofing.

The Outer Walls - If you have ever taken a road trip through states like Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, you have probably seen ranch-style houses that are constructed of either stone, adobe, or brick. So, all you have to do is decide which look you like the best.

You could also use a combination of two or more of those materials. For example, an adobe house with bricks around the front door and the windows would be one good choice. A stone house with rocks as part of the design is another good idea. You might want to build an adobe house with bricks and stones placed in an artistic way. 

No matter which material you select for the outer walls of your ranch-style house, don't forget the extra touches. For example, wooden beams would be a good way to add interest to the design of your ranch-style house.