If you’ve ever wanted to live in a charming cottage or a rustic cabin home, it’s not too late to get a similar look and feel at your current abode. Wood roofing in Calgary will add a rustic element to any home and on top of being perfect for your home’s roof, wood shingles or shakes can also be used as wood siding to complete the cottage/cabin look.
A natural product, wood roofing is made from western red cedar, cypress, pine or redwood trees. Wood roofing comes in two types: shingles or shakes. Wood shingles are sawn on both sides with an even taper and uniform thickness while wood shakes are split from logs and reshaped by manufacturers with one end thicker than the other. Complete your home’s rustic motif with wood roofing from Calgary’s Onit Roofing & Exteriors Inc. We offer roofing repairs and renovations, as well as roofing installations for new builds.
Elegant, rustic, beautiful, unique, authentic—all words that can be used to describe wood roofing. Calgary homeowners who choose wood shingles or shakes as their roofing of choice are always glad they made that decision. Not only can wood roofing be stained in a variety of colours to match that of your home, it can also be cut to various sized shingles or shakes, allowing you to personalize the exterior of your home down to the last detail.
All types of roofing have pros and cons, but as long as the positives outweigh the negatives then you’re making a good decision. Installation times for wood roofing are longer than other materials, and it isn’t as fire resistant as asphalt or rubber roofing. Hail can cause wood shakes to split, and they require more maintenance than some roofing options as they need to be re-stained every 5-15 years depending on the finish. Wood roofing is also more expensive than other roofing like asphalt.
One major benefit of wood roofing is its quality. It is highly resistant to moisture, rot, decay and wind, making it a great option for climates with lots of precipitation. Another pro for wood roofing is that it creates a beautiful, authentic and natural looking roof. Perhaps the biggest benefit of wood roofing in Calgary is its longevity. Wood roofing will generally last up to 30 or 40 years depending on how the shingles or shakes were installed.
Don’t shy away from a wood roof because someone told you it isn’t as durable or long-lasting as other materials. This just isn’t true. When installed by an expert team, like that at Onit Roofing, your wood roof will not only add aesthetic appeal to your home, it will also add protection.
The minimum slope wood shakes can be used for is 4:12, while wood shingles can go down to 3:12. Best optimized in high-moisture climates, wood roofing is great for steep sloped roofs on homes or businesses. If you have a wood roof that needs some maintenance or you’re interested in replacing your old shingles with something new, contact Onit Roofing today to talk to our experienced team about wood roofing in Calgary.
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