Roofing Basic: Wood Shakes and Shingles

If your home is getting on in years or if it has endured too many of Calgary's extreme weather events, then it is likely time to start thinking about a roof replacement. Your first consideration before embarking on a roof replacement project is going to be about what kind of roofing material you should use.

Wooden Shakes and Singles

Wood shakes and shingles are a popular and excellent option for just about any home with a sloped roof. Wood shingles come from sawn logs and, being sawn on both sides, are neat and trim in appearance. Each shingle has an even taper and a consistent thickness throughout. Shakes, on the other hand, are made from split logs, and therefore have a more textured, natural-looking surface.

Whether you choose to use shakes or shingles will depend on your personal style and the overall look of your home. The Calgary roofers at Century Roofing Limited can also help you decide which option would work best.

The Benefits of a Wood Roof in Calgary

There are numerous benefits to be had from choosing wooden shakes or shingles. One of the main advantages of using wood is that it is very durable and so tends to have a greater longevity than other materials. For example, cedar can last up to 10 years longer than asphalt.

The high energy efficiency of a wood roof is another reason why homeowners keep coming back to cedar shakes and shingles time and time again. Wood is also eco-friendly because it comes from a renewable resource, and it can be quite successfully argued that no other roofing material has yet surpassed wooden shakes and shingles in aesthetic appeal.

Choose Cedar Shakes or Shingles for Your Calgary Roof

At Century Roofing Limited we use only the highest quality roofing supplies and shingles. Our roofing experts can provide you with an entire roof replacement and install cedar shakes or shingles which will improve the durability, energy efficiency, and beauty of your home. We also have over three decades of experience providing maintenance and roof repair services for homes in southern Alberta.

Contact Century Roofing Limited today if you're in need of roof repair, roof replacement, or roofing supplies. We'll work together to find the best roofing solution for your home.