Leaving no detail overlooked, Greg D’Angelo Construction has been building exquisite custom homes on the East End for over 35 years. Here, President and Owner Greg D’Angelo breaks down the ins and outs of current design trends and the construction process.
WHAT ARE SOME CURRENT DESIGN TRENDS YOU’RE SEEING? It is hard to share trends in building in my field as all of my projects are custom design. It really comes down to what each customer wants, whether that be a modern home with all-glass and concrete exterior finishes or a traditional home with coffered ceilings and multilayer built-up crown moldings. We really specialize in creating a home for our clients that fits all of their needs and desires as specified by their architects and designers. We are committed to delivering a home that has all the personal elements they are looking for within their design visions and budget.
A traditional-style custom build
ARE THERE ANY TRENDS THAT HAVE SURPRISED YOU? One interesting change that’s occurring in construction is that standing seam metal roofs are becoming an alternative to wood shingle roofs due to the exorbitant cost of cedar. A metal roof, which in the past was much more expensive than wood shingles, is now being considered a cost-savings measure. This is a dynamic that we have never seen before. Wood was always cheaper than metal.
A modern interior design project
HOW HAS THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS CHANGED IN THE PAST FEW YEARS? Supply chain shortages are also affecting the building industry. Custom windows used to be 16-to-18-week lead times. Now stock, production-type windows like Andersen and Marvin are 26 to 30 weeks out. The construction process has changed in that we are being forced to complete the interiors of projects with temporary plastic window and door coverings due to the length of window manufacturing. In the past, we would never even consider completing the interiors until the doors and windows and siding were installed. Now we use those temporary plastic covers at the door and window openings and wrap the exterior walls in waterproofing underpayments and get busy inside with the exteriors not even completed. 39 Industrial Road, Wainscott, 631.537.1700, gdcbuild.com