Wood shingles are made out of thin pieces of cedar or other hardwoods.
While these shingles often come in rectangular shapes, they also come in a wide variety of patterns and colors.
Wood shingles are usually made from split logs and may be installed as roofing or siding.
After they are shaped, the shingles are treated with a preservative and fire retardants.
As with most other roofing materials, wood shingles have benefits and disadvantages.
WOOD SHAKE & SHINGLES
Why Wood Shingles
Cedar shingles are a noble material that comes from a renewable resource that has been used for centuries.
They are also lightweight, meaning they will not overburden the structure even through heavy snowfalls.
Wood shingles are biodegradable, so when the time comes to replace the roof, they will not be sent to landfill.
Finally, wooden roofs generally have increased circulation as the air can rise through the felt and the wood.
If a wood roof has proper maintenance, the shingles can last about 50 years.
Also, if the maintenance program includes preservatives and any infestations are taken care of, there is a chance that the roof could last for 100 years.