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There are two types of wood roofing: shingles and shakes. Wood shingles are machine-cut and tapered for a trim, crisp appearance. Wood shakes are hand-split, giving them a more rustic appeal. While not as practical as modern asphalt shingles, there is no denying the appeal of a wood roof on a traditional or historical-style house.
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completely off grid... uses Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in the walls and roof. The SIPs make the house so well insulated that in five years, the Mitchells have used only 1½ cords of wood for heat. The precut panels for the walls and roof cost $24,875 from Better Building Systems (30/477-8017)
Solar Spanish Tiles.
Solar Spanish Roof Tiles - interesting idea. If we need to replace the roof down the road, this would be beautiful. Traditional spanish design with a contemporary color. Great with white house and lots of black wrought iron. Maybe white should have an ever so slight pink cast to it?