Colonial home style

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The Colonial home style typically have, on the exterior, windows with at least six panes of glass in each sash. Front windows normally have ornamental, decorative shutters. Instead of a front porch, the Colonial houses usually have a side porch known as a parlor.

The Colonial homes have a hip roof. The clapboards, also called lapboards or weatherboards, are traditionally thicker along the lower edge than the upper edge, to facilitate the shedding of rain (water). An entrance hood protects the door and is commonly supported by large brackets with fancy scrolls.

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