Victorian ExteriorVictorian Exterior, Birmingham

Example of an ornate one-story exterior home design in Birmingham with a hip roof and a shingle roof —  Houzz
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Patti wrote:Dec 4, 2012
  • Art Christensen
    Thank you. I was able to locate the eco star shingles. I didn't see a color option called "charcoal," specifically. Similar color options appear to be Federal Gray Blend, Midnight Gray Blend, Black Blend. Is it either of those three, by chance? Thanks again.
  • Edmond Vandergraff
    Wow, I have never heard of eco star shingles before. My wife and I decided that we will be completely redoing the roof on our house this summer. I love the color of the shingles in this picture, but am wondering what it would look like during the day. Do you have any pictures of this house during the day?
Sunita Hodzen wrote:Nov 23, 2013
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    That's is a good looking roof is it real slate

  • correysmith321

    Oh wow, what a marvelous roof that was installed on top of that home. It sure reminds me of the slate roofing project that my father keeps telling me about doing. Well, for my roof especially because of how the shingles are falling down and would need to be replace with some new ones.

John Martin wrote:Nov 21, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Matt Clawson added this to 8 Alternative Roof Materials to Buck the MainstreamAug 11, 2015

1. Synthetic tiles. Synthetic roof tiles can offer authentic looks in replicating traditional materials such as slate, shakes and shingles, but with the advantages of lower cost and maintenance. Often molded from rubber and plastic-based materials, these options are constructed in a uniform, predictable manner that eases installation. They also come in numerous colors to fit your specific architectural palette. Drawbacks can include a lack of authentic appearance, and this is especially true in some of the extremely affordable, cost-saving alternatives. Some newer products are not time-tested in the same way older, more popular alternatives are.But synthetic tiles are gaining popularity for good reason. They can be inexpensive and reliable, and sometimes look nearly identical to the natural materials they are meant to emulate.

Buckminster Green LLC added this to Contractor Tips: 10 Home Areas That Likely Need a ProOct 23, 2012

3. Roofing. Here's a good example of a project where even if you feel you have the skills to perform the task safely and properly, you may not be able to complete the project in a short enough period of time to avoid exposing your home to damage from rain. If you can't get your roofing project done in a couple days, don't start it. Even professionals can underestimate the time a project will take to complete, so you may want to double your estimate.

Laura Gaskill added this to 8 Ecofriendly Roof Options for Low Budgets and UpJul 22, 2012

Recycled-Content Shingle RoofPros: A growing number of shingles on the market today have recycled content, from those that mimic the look of cedar shakes (like these from EcoStar) to recycled slate-look shingles (like these available at Green Depot). These options provide an appealing lower-cost alternative to pricey slate and sustainable wood, while still offering green benefits like a manufacturer recycling program and a 50-year product life span.Cons: From what I have seen, none of the recycled-content shingles on the market today are available in white, so cooling benefits may not be optimal (though this may change, as new products are continuously being developed).Find a local roofer in your area

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Brenda added this to RoofingMar 13, 2019

Eco Star recycled rubber roofing

deebh added this to roofJul 31, 2018

color eco star in charcoal color

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