Wood roofs are a highly-traditional building component that has been used by various cultures for centuries. Their gorgeous appearance and unique decorative abilities make them still in demand today.
Wood Roof Considerations
Home owners who want to use wooden roofing materials have a choice of wedge-shaped shingles or shakes, which are easily confused. The basic difference is a wood shingles tapered edge is sawed, whereas the wood shake edge is split. Shakes are thicker at the bottom than a shingle, giving them a rougher, more rugged appearance.
Wood shakes or tiles can both be cut into interesting decorative shapes. They can also be installed into special patterns like swept valleys, decorative butt ends and combed ridges.
Installing a wood roof takes no small amount of expertise. They need adequate ventilation as well as insulation, and they also generally require underlayments in cooler climates where ice dams are a problem.
Nashville Wood Roof Installation Experts
Wood Shake and Shingle roofing is fast becoming a lost art since the introduction of new roofing alternatives. Because we are an “old school” roofing company with years of experience, we maintain a qualified staff to handle these special installations.
We are members of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau and incorporate their installation and design recommendations in our wood roofing projects. Every project we complete is held to the highest standards to ensure a beautiful, long-lasting wooden roof.