How To Make Your House Look More Traditional From The Exterior

Posted on: 10 February 2019


If you have a 1950's home that has a flat roof and looks more like a box than anything, you may be wondering how on earth you can add dimension to it and make it look more traditional. Luckily, this article will list a few different things that you can have done to your exterior so that it looks less boring and more inspiring. Are you ready to learn some more? Read on.

Get Some Vinyl Siding

If you have a stucco house or a house that's brick, then you may be wondering how you can really get that traditional exterior look that you want. One way? Vinyl Siding. Vinyl siding is fairly affordable and can really help transform your look from just about any style into something more traditional. The fun thing about vinyl siding is that it can be painted any color as well which will help you be more creative. Plus, it can last a really long time so you won't have to worry about having to do it all over again. 

Pitch Your roof

The number one thing that will make the biggest difference is adding a pitch to your roof. During your initial consultation with your professional roofer, they will take some dimensions of your house to see just how difficult it will be to add more angles to your roof. Then from there, they can start adding tresses to your roof to help create a pitch. Depending on the angle of your roof, you may be able to create a larger roofline or something that's a little bit subtler. Once the trusses have been created, your roofer will then be able to build the rest of your roof to really give you that traditional look.

Add Dormers

Once your roof has been pitched, you can then talk to your roofer about adding dormers over the top. Dormers are either real windows or fake windows that protrude out of your roof to make it look like you have a second story. The fun thing about dormers is that you can really create a traditional looking house without actually having to add a second story on top of your roof.

As you can see, there are several ways that you can make your house have a traditional vibe. If you want to learn more about these and other options, contact a roofing company or an exterior designer near you.