Are You Designing A Mexican-Style House?

Posted on: 9 November 2018

Is your dream of living in a Mexican-style house finally coming true because you are designing it yourself? From selecting the materials for the facade of the house to selecting the roof to add to the Mexican flavor of your new house, here are some ideas that might help you to design something beautiful and unique.

The Facade Material - You certainly have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting the building materials for the outside of your house. One idea is to choose stone for your materials. Another choice might be adobe. However, to give your house a truly unique look, consider combining those two materials. For example, the main material could be adobe while trim around the doors, windows and perhaps around the center of the house could be made of stone.

Selecting brick is another good choice. Or, you could use all three materials. Your contractor will have the experience to show you how to use adobe, brick, and stone materials in a way that will give your home a unique look that still has the Mexican flavor you want to establish. For instance, your contractor might suggest that you have arches as part of the design, with adobe being the central material and then alternating stone and brick around the archways.

The Roof Material - Of course, the amount of money you can spend on the construction of your house will also probably help to determine the kind of roof you will select. For example, if money is not an issue, you may want to select a red tile roof that is often found in traditional Mexican homes. If you do that, consider going with a color other than terra cotta for the tiles.

For example, if your house will have a contemporary look, consider selecting turquoise tiles. A tin roof would also be a great choice, giving your house a bit of a Tex-Mex feeling. A tin roof would not only be beautiful but, like tile roofs, the tin roof will give you many years of service. Your least expensive choice is probably a shingle roof.

Besides being super affordable, your roofing contractor can show you different colors that will add a Mexican feeling to your house. You might select the traditional red color that is often found on the tile roofs of older Mexican houses. Shingle roofs are not only affordable, but they are also very easy to repair. 

For more information and tips, contact your local roofers today.