Wood Shingle Roofing Facts

Wood shingle roofing materials are not as common as they used to be but, people who have them, love them and would not consider any other style of roof. If you are considering using wood shingle materials for your next roof, there are several things you should keep in mind.

The first thing you should keep in mind is the difference between wood shingles and wood shakes. It can be a bit confusing, even for some people in the professional roofing business. Historically, wood shingles are smooth, while shakes are typically made with a more rustic look. As a standard, most of these roofing materials are made with a smooth side and a rough side, meaning that the distinction is sometimes made during the installation process. However, this is not always the case, so it is a good idea to talk to the contractor about this distinction during the estimate process.

Though most wood shingles are treated during manufacturing, there are some shingles that are not. To add further protection to a home it is a good idea to have all wood shingle roofs treated with fire and rot protection during installation, and periodically during the life of the roof.

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