Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Charm of a Farmhouse Roof...

When we first moved to our little farmstead, over three years ago, the home inspector told us we'd need a new roof in a few years. Turns out he wasn't kidding.

We're looking at metal vs. shingle, price, warrantee, and color. I love the look of metal roofs. I've read that they're incredibly durable and will far out-last shingle roofs. But, the upfront cost is - in roof terminology - "steep."

The picture below shows our house before the winter moss of 2017 came to visit. You can see that we currently have a gray shingled roof. The green metal roof in the background is our barn. The original homeowners were horse enthusiasts, and had the barn built before the house. They also selected a higher grade roof (metal) for the barn, than the house. 


Via Little Farmstead (Our home, side elevation in summer)

So now, as we're considering a new roof, I'm pouring over pictures, paying close attention to farmhouse roofs. In the process, I've come across some stunning farmhouses. I thought you might like to see them. One thing they all have in common? Charming roofs. Some, full of character. Others, beautifully simple... 


Via Country Living | Story by Laura Kostelny | Photos by Annie Schlechter 



Via Connor Homes


Magnolia Market | Via Fresh Home | Story by Lavinia




Via Country Living | Story by Elizabeth Jenkins


Via Country Living | Story by Elizabeth Jenkins

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing these farmhouses as much as I did. 
Which of the farmhouses above is your favorite and why?

Have you ever purchased a new roof? How was your experience? We'd love to hear.

And if you're ready to add more farmhouse charm to your home, check out the farmhouse finds below. 
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Xo

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10 comments:

  1. Your third photo is the iconic American photo for me, I always associate that red with America, I am not so sure I have ever seen it on a building anywhere else, certainly never here in Europe. I remember it was how I envisioned American barns to be long before I ever first visited the United States. In every TV show or book I ever read, this was the colour of the barn!

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    1. Interesting observation, and I agree! Hope you are doing well, enjoying life with your family in France, and getting ready for spring. Xo

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  2. Hi Julie! Love the metal roofs! And of course the farmhouses too!

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    1. Cindy! I was just thinking of you. So nice to hear from you. Hope you are doing well. I'm sure you're looking forward to spring on the farm!

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  3. I love the look of tin roofs on a farmhouse - you will probably save money in the long run! We have a shingle roof, and just today I found shingles on the ground after our last wind storm!

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    1. True. I only wish there weren't such a big difference in price. We will have to see, but I would love a metal roof. Speaking of things I love - - your blog and ranch are amazing! So happy you stopped by.

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  4. I love all the houses, but I think my favorite is #3. I do love a metal roof on a house. We added one when our house needed re-roofing. It was a great experience. We kept the older one on for insulation. It worked great!

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    1. That is so good to hear...and very interesting that you kept the older roof on for insulation. Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

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  5. I absolutely love your little farmstead! It is adorable. I personally love the look of the metal roofs. I think it would look lovely on your farmstead home as well. An added benefit, in my opinion, is getting to hear the soothing rain patter on the metal roof as well! I'm sure whatever you all pick will be just perfect though.

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  6. We're looking at metal vs. shingle, price, warrantee, and color. I love the look of metal roofs. I've read that they're incredibly durable and will far out-last shingle roofs. But, the upfront cost is - in roof terminology - "steep."
    Ian

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