Wood shingles are beautiful and classic. They lend a warm and welcoming feel to any home. Wood shingle roofing is generally made from red cedar, cypress, redwood or pine. Wood shingles have a uniform taper and thickness. Purchasing them is an experience in caressing quality. Attractive names such as ‘Perfection’ and ‘Royal’ are used to describe shingles with length of 18 to 24 inches.
Considering wood shingles are formed from freshly cut wood logs, fire resistance is often a concern of homeowners. Some cedar shingles have the added benefit of being treated with fire retardant. Preservatives aid in stunting incidences of rot and decay.
Wood Shingles Lifespan
Wood roofing has a cost of about four to seven dollars per square foot for installation and materials. However the price is offset by their extended lifespan of 30 to 60 years or more. Outside of beauty, wood shingles’ long lifespan is often the factor that homeowners feel justifies the cost.
It is important that a skilled professional be at the helm of any revitalization, new installation, or replacement projects. As industry terminology and standard manufacturing changes, making distinctions that will ensure you garner the best results is essential. Though still possible to have shingles made by hand, that option may not be economical for everyone. With the proper professional guidance, you can often achieve a historic look, using quality shingles, without outlandish cost.
Defining the Details of Wood Shingle Roofing
The meat is in the details, so to speak. When replacing wood roofing, original wood type, exposure length, fabrication type, distinctive details, decorative elements, and substrate types need to be clearly defined. The pleasure of wood shingle roofing is that it is a customized experience. There is an intimacy in designing a wood shingle roof that is retold every time someone sees your home.
Unfortunately, wood shingles are a dying breed in North Texas. This is due to the fire hazard, and the fact that some municipalities have outlawed them because of it. Most of the work we do with wood roofing shingles these days is to repair damage or leaks. Texas Star Roofing’s repair technicians understand the way wood shingles work on your roof, and we’ve done hundreds of repairs for our satisfied customers.
If you have a leak in your roof, we can repair it. If you want to replace your wood shingle roof, we can help there too. Check out our service area and request a free roofing inspection today. Texas Star Roofing has been doing wood shingle re-decks since 1997!