Wood Roofing Installation in Dallas, McKinney & Fort Worth
Wood is the type of roof shingle that is usually used for older-model buildings, but we have started to received requests for this product from businesses that are looking to maintain a rustic-yet-professional image.
Paradigm Roofing specializes in cedar shingles and cedar shakes, and we take pride in installing quality roofing material that will bring satisfaction to you and comfort to your clients. Cedar shingles have a life expectancy of up to 25 years, and cedar shakes can exist for as many as 50 years with proper care and maintenance.
While cedar shingles are thinner material with tapered, smoother surfaces, cedar shakes have more of a rugged look to show the uneven grain. Cedar shakes can also be hand-split for specific patterns such as a fish-scale, V-cut or other specific patterns.
Wood roofing can be dependable and attractive, and the cedar shingles and shakes come in a variety of shapes and styles. Wood roofing also allows plenty of ventilation. Some may ask about wood shingles or shakes potentially becoming damaged by fire, mold, moss or mildew, but with proper maintenance, your wood roof can offer as much support and last as long as one of the other roofing systems we offer.
Wood Roofing Durability
All roofing materials have their own pros and cons, and wood is certainly not an exception. However, most business owners find that the advantages of a wood roof outweigh any potential disadvantages. Of course, you should base your choice of roofing material on the particulars of your own situation; we can only offer professional and general advice.
When it comes to durability, wood roofing certainly delivers. Wood naturally lasts a long time. Wood shingles and shakes are also extremely resistant to high winds, and even hold fast during hurricanes, hailstorms, snowstorms, and torrential rainstorms. Through proper care and maintenance, your wood roof should last for a solid ten years. Depending on a variety of conditions, it could last even longer. Regular maintenance will prevent mold and mildew growth, further increasing the wood roof’s lifespan.
Advantages of Wood Roofing
Wood is regarded as a specialty item for roofing. Few homeowners opt for wood unless they understand the unique benefits it offers. If properly maintained, wood roofing can last much longer than most other roofing materials. In fact, wood will typically last between thirty and fifty years. This, of course, assumes professional installation and maintenance.
Furthermore, unlike most materials, wood roofing does not require several underlying layers. Wood is a perfect insulator for your home — which also means that it saves you money on other insulation materials. Lastly, wood absorbs less heat, which means more energy is conserved within. You won’t waste hundreds of dollars on your cooling bills each month. The energy efficiency that wood roofing offers is good for the environment and great for your bank account.
Wood Roofing Maintenance Tips
Wood roofing is especially susceptible to mold, fungi, and lichen, depending on climate and moisture levels. It’s crucial that all wood roofing is well-maintained by professionals. Wood roofing does not decay on its own, and will last for generations if properly maintained. Moisture and infestations, however, can cause it to rot and break apart.
First and foremost, implement a schedule for thorough cleaning. During this cleanup, remove any debris and cut back the overhanging trees near your home. When done right, a thorough cleaning should last for years. There are various cleaning tools, including safe-for-use chemicals or preservative treatments. If you’re unsure what to use, schedule roofing maintenance promptly. A professional will catch any minute details that may lead to long-standing issues. You should know, however, never to seal, varnish, or stain your wood roofing, especially if it’s cedar. Cedar needs to breathe.
What kind of maintenance does my wood roof require?
People have used cedar and redwood shakes – the most common types of wood roofing – for centuries, in one form or another. Back in the early days, roofers laid the wood materials over spaced lathing strips. Roofs made this way would last for generations. Cedar and redwood shakes will not completely decay without both moisture and moss or mildew infestations. These days, wood roofs need proper care and cleaning in order to reach their full lifespan. Business owners should hire a professional roofing company to clean the roof properly. A thorough cleaning can last from six to eight years. Business owners can also remove debris from the roof and cut back overhanging trees in order to damage and potential rot. Finally, replacing any missing shakes will prevent UV-light from deteriorating the materials. If you’re unsure of how to complete such tasks, don’t hesitate to contact Paradigm Roofs!
Whether it is for an installation or maybe just repairs to your current roof, call Paradigm, your professional Dallas roofer, to handle the job. We want to make sure you’re completely satisfied with the service you receive, and we want you to enjoy the natural appearance of your wood roof.