Wood shingles are an affordable and attractive roofing option. They are available in different varieties of woods, including cedar shingles, cypress, pine, spruce, and redwood. And each of these adds a unique look to your house.
If you are considering a wood roofing installation for your new home or replacing your old, worn-out roof, then you are in luck because a wood-shake roof is one of the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly roofs you can purchase.
It is a natural product that insulates better than any other synthetic product by easily adapting to the outside climate. Wood shake roofs can also be repaired easily, which is why so many prefer them as part of their DIY roofing project. That being said, we don’t advise DIYing your roofs as it can be quite a hazardous undertaking.
It is true that wood shingles do have a nice aesthetic appeal to them, especially for homes built during the mid-1800s to early 1900s. However, over the years there have been many advances in roofing materials and wooden shingles no longer make you resilient to fire. This is often what makes wood shingles a poor choice, although they do have their time and place for certain roofing projects.