Shingles and shakes made of wood have been a preferred choice for protecting homes for hundreds of years. Today, homeowners choose wood roofing for a variety of reasons, including achieving a traditional look, a desire to use natural materials or for historic accuracy. Redemption Roofing and General Contracting has years of experience in the specialized process of installing, maintaining and repairing wood roofs. To sum it up, here are some advantages of wood roofing materials.
- Natural beauty
- Long service life
- Resistant to strong winds, impact and insects
- Up to two times more insulating than asphalt shingles
The Difference between Shingles and Shakes
Many homeowners ask us about the difference between wood shingles and wood shakes. Wood shingles are sawn or cut to be uniform in size and thickness. Wood shakes are more irregular in appearance and have at least one split face. Both are usually available in varying widths, one of the features that give a wood roof its rustic appearance.
The price of wood shingles falls between that of the very affordable asphalt shingles and the expensive tile ones. They are the most environmentally-friendly type of shingles, and are durable. In fact, they have a lifespan of 30-50 years and are proven energy-efficient.
Here are some facts about three types of wood shingles.
Cedar shingles—have great, natural beauty and they age well. They are long lasting, resistant to insects and provide natural insulation that helps to keep heating and cooling costs low. They are also resistant to humidity and size changes, and have a beautiful finish and aroma. Cedar roofing also is budget friendly, easy to work with and to steam bend to get the shape you want.
Teak shingles—are very long lasting and maintain their strength and unique appearance. They repel water, withstand the elements, and resist rot, fungi and mildew. They are also beautiful.
Wallaba shingles—cost less than teak, resist insects and decay, and are good in high humidity. Wallaba roofing is also known for resisting hurricane conditions.
Contact Redemption Roofing and General Contracting for Quality Wood Roofing
A wood roof is naturally beautiful and long-lasting, provided it is designed and properly installed by a skilled roofer like Redemption Roofing and General Contracting. Contact us for a free estimate for wood roofing today by calling (936) 321-3733 or completing our online quote request form.