The warmth and beauty of a natural cedar roof goes beyond enhancing the appearance of your home.

 

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The History of Wood Roofing

Wood shakes were commonplace in early America due to the ease in which they were manufactured. The use of wood for roofs never faded out as revivals of older architecture became popular, such as the steam bent shingles mimicking the thatched Tudor homes, or the overlapping horizontal rows of shingles on the Colonial styled homes. Shakes are the original form of wood roofing, which have a split side, or face making for a rougher finish, whereas shingles are sawn on both sides making it a smoother finish. 

Types of Wood Roofing

Shingles and shakes are primarily made of Western Red Cedar, although Eastern White Cedar, Teak, and a South American hardwood called Wallaba are also used. Wood roofs typically last from 20-40 years, depending on how well they are taken care of. Our staff can help determine what type of wood or style works best for your needs.

Historical Restoration and Preservation Experts

Give us a call today to learn more about our roofing and our roofing restoration expertise - providing historical restoration and preservation to roofs all over the world.

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