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Need help for home exterior to update 70's Mansard roof~!
September 20, 2012
We are trying to add curb appeal to our home! The wood shingles are 30 years old and can't hold out anymore. I do not want a boxy modern facade (i.e. stucco on 2nd story instead of wood shingles) because our interior is a classic coastal look...but our town does not like wood siding, so I have been looking at hardiplank at least for bottom half. I have had an architect draw a couple different renderings, but everything seems to make it look even more boxy (by trying to box in the mansard roof). Have considered adding front porch, adding trellis/pergola to front door area and in front of big window, adding windows to 2nd story, which is not as easy as it seems if I box it mansard roof. Would love any suggestions or leads to architects who have addressed this type of roof before!