Wood shake is a true classic roofing material for residential properties, and arguably the most aesthetically pleasing out of all the choices. And while you may think that newer materials such as asphalt and metal are superior, a wood shake is more than just a pretty roofing material.
Dior Construction lists four benefits of installing wood shake roofing for your fall roof replacement project.
1. Superior Insulation
Wood shake shingles are made from natural hardwood, such as cedar. Since wood is a natural insulator, your wood shake shingles will ensure warmer indoor temperatures in winter and will naturally cool your home in the warm summer months. This makes wood shake a good choice if you want to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
2. Resistant Roofing Systems
As your local roofing contractor, we recommend wood shake shingles if you want a roof with aplomb yet resistant to the elements. Cedar has natural preservatives that protect it from the harsh UV rays and moisture. Wood shake shingles are also pest-resistant and have natural wind resilience comparable to newer roofing materials.
3. Strong Roofing
Our high-quality wood shake shingles have the ability to maintain their original form and dimensions even under the strain of increasingly humid conditions. The inert chemical composition of natural wood shakes prevents shrinkage and gives them a level of durability that matches asphalt.
Finally, wood shake shingles are arguably the most attractive roofing system that you can install on your home. Even asphalt shingles that mimic wood shakes cannot match the authentic appearance and texture of natural wood. If you want your home to stand out, then now is a good time to switch to wood shake roofing.
At Dior Construction, our roofing company offers high-performance roofing systems for your home. Give us a call at (201) 470-5077 for more information on our services.