A fairytale roof is one of the best ways to add a little magic and whimsy to your property. Often called a storybook house — or even a gingerbread-style roof — the fairytale look is notable for its steep slopes, undulating ridge lines, curved edges and wave coursing. Often, these roofs will have a pitch of 12/12 or higher, and use natural wood shingles to achieve an organic effect that blends in with the surrounding wilderness.
Compared to conventional roofs, the fairytale style makes a bold statement that’s not for everyone. For those who love it, however, there’s no better partner for bringing your fairy tale dreams to life than Custom Shingles.
The Custom Shingles team are your premier artisan roofing specialists, capable of creating a modern fairytale home. We use traditional materials and steam-bending to craft by hand the dramatic curves and waves which are a hallmark of the style. We are often contacted by heritage homeowners and historical preservation societies to complete demanding renovation projects that require handmade fairytale house shingles and other custom roofing products.
Whether you’re building from scratch or want to restore a fairytale-style home that has fallen into disrepair, make us your first call. Check out our blog and Portfolio Gallery to see some of the work we’ve completed recently.
Fairytale House Shingle Installation
Using custom wood shingles is the only way to accurately capture the look of a fairytale home. Making our fairytale shingles is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process, but the effect of the finished product is truly worth it. Our custom home roofs are entirely distinct from other properties and reflect their owners’ individual creative and design sense as much as they do their historical or cultural reference points.
Custom Shingles offers several different wood shingle options, including three species of cedar as well as teak and sustainably harvested Royalwood™ Wallaba. Our shingles can be shaped, cut and stained in an almost limitless number of combinations based on your design or one of our Fancy-Cutt™ profiles. Check out individual product pages to learn more about your options, or contact our office to speak with a representative directly.
At Custom Shingles, our goal is nothing less than to bring your dreams of a fairytale house to life. With our products, artisanal skills and longstanding industry expertise, we are unique in our capabilities and a proud partner to demanding customers around the world.