Talk about rounding out your home’s design! A curved or conical roof adds an interesting architectural element to your home, bringing some historical authenticity to older homes, and a smooth, polished look to newer models. However, they come with their challenges as well. Roofing a curved roof takes skill and expertise—so you’ll want to choose...Read more
A connected breezeway running between your home and garage gives your property a luxury feel, offering a covered space for outdoor entertaining and lounging. It improves traffic flow in your home and can even add a covetable architectural element to your home’s exterior. Like any home addition, your options abound when designing a new breezeway. You’ll...Read more
Have you ever wondered where all that water goes during heavy rainstorms, or once all the snow melts at the end of winter? On most homes, it doesn't run directly from the roofing to the ground. Instead, it first routes through a series of gutters and downspouts to direct the water away from basements, decking,...Read more
Juno, Markus, and Neptune. If cold weather and snow is a part of your winter experience, you'll recognize those as the names of winter storms that have made the 2014-2015 winter season one of the worst on record so far for many regions. Boston, Massachusetts, in particular, has gotten the brunt of each storm, resulting...Read more
Many home construction materials are named after the places of their origin or their sources of inspiration. This is the case with Spanish tile. These tiles were manufactured in Spain centuries ago, and by the 17th century, Spain was exporting them to the Mediterranean and the rest of the known world.