Private Residence. Houston, TX
CRAFTSMAN MEETS FARMHOUSE MEETS BUNGALOW IN TRADITIONAL HOUSTON HOME
Garden Oaks, an urban Houston neighborhood, is experiencing a renaissance. Filled with tall pines and mature magnolias, the architecturally unique area maintains its charm and sense of history. Craftsman, farmhouse and traditional styles meld together beautifully in this new Texas home. The original house was torn down to create a quintessential home that melds in beautifully with neighborhood bungalows, cottages, ranch and other traditional style homes.
Thinking of the future, the young homeowners purposely invested in infrastructure that will allow them to enjoy their residence for many years.
CROWN JEWEL ROOFING
The Fabral 1½” SSR Standing Seam metal roof is the home’s crown jewel and aligns perfectly with the style the homeowners sought.
While other area houses have metal accents, such as eyebrows, the standing seam roof is currently the only metal roof in the neighborhood. 1½” ribs and panel shadow lines deliver stand-out style without overpowering nearby homes.
The owners appreciate that their roof is already paying them back with both neighbor compliments and low electric bills. The concealed fastener clip system creates a clean look while the Energy Star-approved paint system lowers energy costs. The fireproof and hail-resistant steel panels also qualify for state insurance discounts.
HIGH TECH WINDOWS
The savvy homeowners also selected energy-efficient Amerimax Masters Grande Series windows that provide a remarkable balance of architectural appeal, energy savings and year-round performance.
The vinyl custom windows have several features that appeal to discerning homeowners and architects seeking to achieve a historic look. Creating a great sight line into backyard and from front to back of the home was important to these owners. Fixed and movable sash panes have equal sight lines appropriate to period homes. A beveled, low profile exterior frame maximizes the window size and creates a slim, airy appearance. Picture and double hung windows are housed within a single frame that delivers clean, architectural style. The owners appreciate these details and “love the beautiful views throughout the home and in the master bedroom. Waking up each day to greenery with wall to wall windows is a delight.”
The windows also offer remarkable energy savings and performance. Low emissivity glass, blanketed with a patented microscopic coating, diminishes solar heat gain and keeps the interior comfortable. A dual seal structural foam spacer and an argon gas fill create superior energy efficiency and durability. The fusion-welded frame and sash construction add strength and protect against the elements, and an internal sash weep system helps drain away rainwater.
Today’s busy homeowners appreciate low maintenance, and nature helps clean these windows. The frames have no unsightly grooves that collect dust and dirt. An innovative Neat coating eliminates water bead-up and allows rain to spread across the window surface, creating smooth, even run-off that wipes down the windows without streaking.
ENJOYING THE RESULT
“We couldn’t be happier with our roof and window selection”, say the owners. “Our Fabral roof and Amerimax windows have helped us create our home for a lifetime, bringing reliability, beauty and peace to help raise our family.”