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 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.