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milkmania
07-26-2012, 12:29 PM
Ex got the last house we built....
I'm looking to build again, but this time I want to go METAL!!!

I really like the two-story Gambrel Roof Style.
What do you think:confused:

pros or cons to metal houses????
my favorite is in this post

jk13
07-26-2012, 12:34 PM
My house is wood, my shop is metal. Possibly a bit more noisy in the rain and wind would be the only thing I notice.
Edit: That could probably be remedied with different interior finishing materials.


Whatever it's made of, I love the design of that one! I'd probably do a bit more modern look rather than the barn, but the interior layout could be sweet.

harleygirl
07-26-2012, 12:44 PM
It really depends on where the lake is that you are building. If it is a great country setting than this house would fit perfect. It is new modern architecture, than I would find something similar. It is great to be unique, but not the ONLY one with choosing the style of your home. As far as the metal, LOVE IT. There is nothing better than a metal roof . Choose wisely on the materials for insulation. Coming from a womans prespective, this style home could be cute and cozy or rustic and rugged. Its a great style. Considering your are recently a bachelor again, rustic and rugged would be my guess.

SilviaMan
07-26-2012, 12:58 PM
I like being able to store the boat in the house! :D

milkmania
07-26-2012, 02:07 PM
I grew up with a metal roof..... love the sound of rain on it.
didn't care for the wind though.

SilviaMan
07-26-2012, 02:47 PM
typical roof or metal roof ... I'm still sold on the idea that my toys that require a garage door can be stored in the house! :D

I like the looks of the metal, I also like the longevity.

milkmania
07-26-2012, 03:01 PM
typical roof or metal roof ... I'm still sold on the idea that my toys that require a garage door can be stored in the house! :D

I like the looks of the metal, I also like the longevity.

I'd build with metal roof, metal sides.
I was in a guy's gambrelled roof barn once, and the interior size was enormous!
I'd really like the central part barn style, with two "wings" like the first post....
I'd like a lofted bedroom above the kitchen, overlooking the living room.
Keeping all the plumbing to a localized area.
Kinda hard to explain
I've got a drawing around here somewhere I'll look for.

gid
07-26-2012, 03:15 PM
Metal roof, yes. I dont like metal sides to a house, on all the houses I had I installed Hardiplank siding. Current house has both flat and cedar shake look. Lasts forever and holds paint longer. Also, I went with closed cell foam for insulation.

Jason.H.
07-26-2012, 03:56 PM
I always loved the look of a modern white house with a blue metal roof.

CruisinGA
07-31-2012, 08:30 AM
Combo shop/house would be sweet.

But the barn thing is a little too "old bearded man in the woods" for me.

aquaman
07-31-2012, 08:48 AM
Metal, standing seam roofs work well. Hardi Plank is also your friend for siding.

I like the gambrel roof, but i am not sure about the Big Red Barn look ? Another color maybe ? ;)

LYNRDSKYNRD
07-31-2012, 09:37 AM
Combo shop/house would be sweet.

But the barn thing is a little too "old bearded man in the woods" for me.

I agree

tideengineer
07-31-2012, 10:03 AM
we have metal roof....makes for good sleeping during the rain. Only drawback is some staining depending on the types of trees, etc. Another drawback is cell phone reception can be disrupted with lots of metal....but that might be a good thing.

silverblueBP
07-31-2012, 11:38 AM
I always loved the look of a modern white house with a blue metal roof.


My house is all metal. The rain doesn't sound any diff than with a wood roof/walls. It's all about how it's insulated. It is by far the easiest for upkeep I've ever owned. Pressure wash it once a year or once every two years when needed.

It's for sale too!

http://www.bluestemrealty.com/Repository/1/3/9/8/4/1/139841/d3d2656c-7c3b-438e-b034-4111412b2bc3.JPG

milkmania
07-31-2012, 11:46 AM
Combo shop/house would be sweet.

But the barn thing is a little too "old bearded man in the woods" for me.

I agree

Lynyrd Skynyrd agrees to this.........
now, where's the irony in that???http://deephousepage.com/smilies/conf45.gif

LYNRDSKYNRD
07-31-2012, 11:58 AM
I'm from the sticks but I don't live in a barn :-).

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barefoot
07-31-2012, 12:08 PM
I don't think metal sounds any different than a shingled roof. I think that's a misconception.

I put a metal roof on my in-laws boat house and one positive was how easily it went up. I was surprised that it locked together and became really stable. Hands down the best from the durability standpoint.

One con is that the color is beginning to fade. It's red and it's in the sun until late day. It still looks good, but if we were to swap out a section, you would definitely notice.

barefoot
07-31-2012, 12:13 PM
I like the first pic...a lot!

milkmania
07-31-2012, 12:23 PM
I like the first pic...a lot!

with slight modifications, it'd look awesome in the right setting
on a hillside overlooking a lake....:cool:

milkmania
07-31-2012, 12:37 PM
up in the mountains, along a streamhttp://deephousepage.com/smilies/thumb.gif

milkmania
07-31-2012, 12:42 PM
find a happy placehttp://deephousepage.com/smilies/cloud9.gif

aquaman
07-31-2012, 12:46 PM
Where you going to dock the MasterCraft ??

milkmania
07-31-2012, 12:51 PM
Where you going to dock the MasterCraft ??

at the lake at the bottom of the stream! http://deephousepage.com/smilies/slap.gif



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aquaman
07-31-2012, 12:54 PM
OK....just wanted to make sure you kept your values in place. :)