Storybook House Roof
Storybook roofs are characterized by their very steep slopes (typically a 12/12 pitch or higher) and curved edges, especially around the gables and rakes. Since your roof is among the most visible house components to approaching visitors, a storybook-style design is a great way to make a dramatic first impression on guests and passersby.
At the same time, storybook roofs are also soft and welcoming, with curved ridge lines and gentle wave coursing that reach back to a more innocent time and place.
True storybook homes are rare these days, and that’s because few contractors have the technical capabilities to make the specially curved shingles and shakes required to bring these designs to life. Custom Shingles is different. We’re unique in our design, manufacturing and installation capabilities. Keep reading to learn more, or get in touch to request a quote.
What separates Custom Shingles from other manufacturers is our ability to steam-bend wood shingles into any shape. This is critical to fitting the curved surfaces of a storybook roof and subsequently making your design dream a reality. Steam-bending is an artisanal skill that ensures a perfect fit on any custom project. We can bend roof shingles to form curved eaves and gables, as well as other unique architectural features such as flared edges, bell towers and more.
Shingle Installation Designs
Cedar shingles are a natural choice for any storybook roof. Over time, they will mature to a silver-grey color that complements the old-world look and feel of our custom roof designs. Cedar is also exceptionally durable and weather-resistant, though care must be taken to prevent moss buildup. We offer specially treated woods that deliver long-term protection against the elements, and use a pressure washing technique to prevent moss and dirt from accumulating over time.
Rest assured that when you count on Custom Shingles for your storybook roof, you’re working with a team that will complete the job to the highest standards of integrity. We have installed, restored and replaced cedar roofs on homes and commercial properties around the world.
In many cases, a storybook roof can be added to an existing building without any major structural modifications. Let our team of specialists assist you in re-roofing your cottage or storybook house. For more than 30 years, we have specialized in creating custom roofs that turn any property into a magical reprieve from the modern world.