No roofing material is perfect, but there’s a reason wood has stood the test of time. For centuries, it has been the roof covering of choice for discerning property owners. Although it’s no longer the most popular roofing solution today, those with excellent taste still consider it a desirable option.
As the local authority in steep-slope residential and commercial roofing, Sprague Construction Roofing discusses the many advantages of wood roofing in today’s post:
1. Architectural Accuracy
If you like to preserve the architectural integrity of your classic-style home, choose wood shakes or shingles for your roof replacement. While premium asphalt roofing products, like GAF’s Glenwood® Shingles, do a good job of imitating wood, nothing beats the original. The authenticity wood shakes lend to your roof will increase the value of your property.
Wood is tough. It has strong resistance to hail and, with proper installation, is impervious to strong winds. When treated, your wood shakes or shingles will become immune to insect infestation and fungal growth. With regular maintenance, wood can be the last commercial or residential roofing system you’ll ever need to invest in.
3. Exceptional Energy Efficiency
Compared to asphalt shingles, wood roofing products are twice as effective at insulating your home. A wood roof will meaningfully boost your home’s energy efficiency.
4. Aging Gracefully
Wood shakes and shingles grow more beautiful over time. When other materials fade in color, wood roofing products naturally turn gray and become lovelier over the years.
5. Minimizing Impact on Nature
Eco-friendly roofing contractors recommend wood because of its sustainability. Every tree used in timber production is replaced accordingly, preventing the depletion of natural resources.
Is wood the perfect replacement roofing material for your property? Let Sprague Construction Roofing help you make the right choice. To discuss your project in Fort Collins, CO, or Cody, WY, call us at (406) 200-9080 and request a free estimate.