Mushroom House Roof
Although the lines between various architectural styles are often blurred, the mushroom house — sometimes called a Smurf house — is known for its oversized, curved roof edges, which often wrap around underneath to the soffit. These oversized roof edges create a dramatic effect — one that adds elements of whimsy and fantasy to any home, while retaining a strong sense of harmony with nature. It’s no surprise that mushroom roofs are most often found on cottages and other rural properties.
If you’re considering building a mushroom or Smurf house of your own, Custom Shingles can help. We specialize in custom wood roofing products, including the steam-bent cedar shingles used to create the rolling edges that are a hallmark of this style. Our professional team can help with all stages of the design and installation processes, from evaluating your home and recommending the best type of installation, to installing your new roof and providing long-term aftercare support.
Cedar roofs require expert installation to stay working and looking their best for the long-term. That’s why it’s essential to work with a contractor who knows how to properly bend and install wood shingles. Custom Shingles can provide a number of services to ensure the longevity of any mushroom house roof we install or replace.
Using a special pressure washing technique, we can remove moss buildup and protect against future growth — an important consideration for the overall health of your roof. Or we can treat your roof to prevent against mold or fire.
Make a Mushroom House Roof Yours
With a focus on quality wood roofing products, and a long history of design expertise, there’s no better partner for your installation, renovation or restoration project than Custom Shingles. In our blog you’ll find plenty of examples of work we’ve completed in the past, including a mushroom house restoration in South Orange, New Jersey. This project required our team to recreate the property’s original 1920s-era cedar roof, capturing everything from its wraparound edges to its gentle wave courses.
Few contractors have the skills necessary to complete a demanding renovation such as this, though Custom Shingles was able to complete the job to the highest standards of quality and historical fidelity.
For more examples of the work we do, please keep browsing our site, and be sure to check out our Portfolio Gallery. Ready to get started on your project? Your first step should be to request a quote. Often, we can provide a free preliminary estimate with only a few photographs of your property. Get in touch with our office to learn more.