In roofing, you have to be sure that you know what you are getting. That is one of the biggest problems that we see even when we offer repairs. People thought they were getting one type of material installed and then they were surprised to find out, it’s more of synthetic look-alike, material than the real deal. We see this quite a bit with wood shake roofs. We are not saying that there is anything wrong with using synthetic materials for roofs. It is just that it's wrong when you think that you are buying the real deal!
Are They Worth It?
Some people who are trying to sell you their particular product could tell you that wood shake is the best or that the shingle is just as good. If we are talking about a uniquely made wood shake roof it is totally worth it. One of the things that we like the most is that they can be adapted to fit all sorts of homes and buildings well. Both modern and older looking buildings can pull off this look well. We would say though, that if you are going to go with this type of roof, it is a good idea to invest in high-quality materials. If not then maybe stick with the shingles, to be honest. Which are not bad!
Is This Look Going To Last?
Yes, especially if the roof is well kept. You need to make sure that there is not a lot of debris build-up. Even though we are talking about treated wood, excessive amounts of water are never good for these surfaces. They are not a low maintenance option if we are being honest. Yet, there are very few finishes that can provide this type of look. It can last 5 to 10 years with decent maintenance.
What Type of Building Could Benefit From This Roof?
Can we sit here and say that all homes or buildings would look great with this type of roof? Maybe not, but there are a wide array of homes that could actually have their overall look updated by these types of roofs. This roof can work very well in classic looking homes. Some colonial-style buildings, some cabin type buildings will be a perfect fit. If you want to know whether or not this type of roof could actually look well in your home, give us a call and we can help you figure it out!
Can’t Find Exactly What You Are Looking For?
We have seen in the past that many people don’t end up installing these types of roofs because they don’t find that perfect wood shake roof that totally blows them away. Even when we show people the concept, there are many folks that were not even familiar with the possibility of installing this type of roof! If you really want to explore all of the options with these types of roofs that are available for you give us a call. We have access to more options than what you can find being sold online!