Roper Roofing & Solar, a roofing contractor in Colorado, has published a blog post that vouches for the use of wooden shingles in modern construction.
Asphalt shingles have become the industry standard across the country as they suit most climates and are affordable enough to be used in a majority of housing projects. The installation and maintenance of asphalt shingles are also understood easily by contractors everywhere. The article says that anyone buying a new house will be hard-pressed to find one that does not use asphalt shingles. However, there are a few distinct advantages that wooden shingles bring to the table, that are difficult to ignore, especially if one is building a house according to their own aesthetic and durability requirements.
Wooden shingles have a lot of proponents who swear by their capability and dependability. They are a good choice for a home that expects to deal with environmental hazards such as cyclones, hurricanes, and torrential rain due to their excellent durability and ability to self-heal due to the presence of natural fiber within. Those homeowners who are aiming to pick only the most environmentally friendly options throughout their house are also better off picking wooden shingles as they are the most eco-friendly roofing materials available. Wooden shakes and shingles are made out of natural wood that make them a breeze to recycle. Those worried about the flammability of wooden roofing material can rest assured as most modern wooden shakes and shingles are layered with fire-retarding coating that protects them against fire and prevents the roof from collapsing unevenly.
One of the biggest reasons that someone might go for wooden shakes and shingles, according to the Roper Roofing & Solar blog post, is their aesthetic appeal. Wooden shingles have an old-timey, traditional look that adds weathered elegance and sophistication to a home. They can even help the homeowner fetch a higher price when they decide to capitalize on their property investment as it will appeal to buyers who are buying a home based on aesthetic value. Finally, wooden shingles cost lower than asphalt shingles, giving homeowners, even more, to consider while picking the best roofing material for their home. The blog post adds a caveat to the durability of wooden shingles by saying that without special coating, wood shakes and shingles can die easily due to wood rot. However, it also says that, fortunately, once the protective coating is applied, homeowners can enjoy improved aesthetics and an extended lifespan.
The blog post then starts describing the attractive qualities of cedar shingles such as durability, versatility, insulation, installation longevity, and effect on property value. Regarding durability, the blog post says that cedar can help enhance the structural integrity of the building’s roof as it is one of the toughest woods in the world. It is equipped with natural properties that make it an excellent roofing solution, and its natural preservatives help make it resistant to moisture and damage from moss growth, damage from insects, and damage from exposure to harmful UV rays. It can also be factory-treated to become more fire-resistant and resistant to fungus.
Cedar shingle roofs are also an excellent choice in tough climates as it has proven itself to be resilient in extreme weather conditions which expose it to heavy snow, winds, and even hail. Cedar shingles recover from hail depressions owing to characteristics of the wood’s natural fibers. Cedar is also a natural insulator that helps prevent the transfer of heat and cold through the roof. Cedar shingles allow for a more comfortable temperature and contribute to substantial heating and cooling savings. A cedar shake roof can also last anywhere from 20 to 40 years under optimal conditions, saving the homeowner the hassle and expense of performing frequent repairs and replacement on the roof.
Readers looking for Denver concrete roofing services can contact Roper Roofing & Solar at the phone number 720-809-7586 or at the email address email@example.com or through a contact form on its website.
For more information about Ropa Roofing, contact the company here:
795 McIntyre St. Suite 303,
Golden, CO 80401