Is Wood a Viable Roofing Option for My Home?

Wood has been a popular roofing material for hundreds of years. With all of the new roofing materials available from Edmonton roofing companies, however, many homeowners wonder whether wood is still the right choice for their home. If you like the idea of having a wood roof, then the Edmonton and Sherwood Park roofing contractors at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. are happy to tell you that wood is still very much a great option for residential roofing. Among its top benefits are durability, longevity, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal.

Wood Roof Durability and Longevity

Wood may be an organic material but it makes for an incredibly durable roof that can stand up well to harsh weather and natural ageing. Cedar, in particular, is naturally resistant to bugs, rot, wind, moisture, and moss growth. It’s a tough wood that can maintain its original dimensions when exposed to different levels of humidity, which allows it to contribute to the structural strength of your roof. Cedar can also receive a fire-resistant treatment, providing further protection for your home and your family.

When properly installed and well-maintained, a wood roof can easily last over 30 years. You should only trust the installation of your roof to experienced and established roofing companies in Edmonton. Timely roof repair provided by trusted Edmonton roofers will help your roof last for many decades as well.

Natures Product

On top of being durable, cedar is a natural product that does not require any water treatment in Alberta environment. With having its own natural oil weather resistance and as a result your cedar roof will last a long time without any waterproof treatment making it a low cost maintenance expense for your home.

Aesthetic Considerations

Finally, it’s hard to beat the traditional charm of a wood roof. When many people picture their dream home, they envision a roof of wooden shakes or shingles. Other roofing options can be very visually appealing, to be sure, but nothing quite compares to the timeless look of wood. Depending on the style of your home, wooden shakes or shingles can help complete a traditional, rustic, or cottage/country exterior. Experienced Edmonton roofers can help you achieve exactly the look you want.

Edmonton Roofing Contractors Providing Cedar Shakes

At A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP., our Edmonton roofers can install beautiful, durable, and energy-efficient cedar shakes onto your roof. Cedar shakes are made out of split logs, giving them a naturally rustic look. If you like the idea of a wooden roof, then we believe that cedar shakes are the right way to go.

To find out more about wooden roofing and whether it’s a good choice for your home, just contact A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. today.

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