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Roof

The roof is the most expensive component. However, there are many choices, whether you want metal, concrete, acrylic concrete, vaults.

The roof is where you will lose most of your home's heat, as well as being the place that will heat up the most in summer. So if you want to conserve any energy put in to heating or cooling your house, you will have to pay special attention to insulation.

A poured concrete roof is about as strong as you can get. You will be able to walk on it without ever thinking twice about falling through.

Latex concrete lends itself to unique and sweeping shapes that you couldn't achieve with many materials. It is cheaper, but slower than metal, and quicker, but more expensive than poured concrete.

There is almost nothing faster than a metal roof, so if speed is your priority, metal is a great option. However, it is expensive, not particularly durable, heats up in the sun and is loud in the rain.  

A living roof is exactly what it sounds like. You have soil as your roof and plants grow to cover it. It is beautiful, keeps your home cool, cheap and natural.

An arched brick roof is cheap, strong and natural. Many very old buildings with this roof survive to this day.

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