The Benefits of a Wood Shake Roof

A wooden roof

If you’re having your roof replaced or putting a roof on a newly built home, one option you may be considering as a material to use is wood. Sure, it isn’t the newest or most popular roofing material, but it’s one that many homeowners enjoy even today.

There are plenty of benefits to choosing either wood shingles or wood shake as the material for your roof. Here are a few of them:


When you invest in a roof, you’re going to want it to last a long time, keep its appearance, and not cause you any problems. Durability becomes a major factor in what material you choose. That’s one of the strengths of wood shingles – they keep their shape, straightness, and flatness and don’t shrink, no matter what the condition. They’re naturally resistant to water, wind damage, and ultraviolet rays, so weather will not have an impact on their function. They’re additionally resistant to moss and insects and, with treatments, can be more resistant to fire, bugs, and fungus.


How you want your home to appear is subject, of course. But it’s hard to deny that wood shingles and wood shake give off a striking appearance. They can offer a wide range of aesthetics no matter what kind of look you’re going for as a homeowner. They provide the opportunity for many different finishing options – they can be stained, oiled, painted, etc. Essentially, they can be customized to match the appearance of your home.


Wood is a poor conductor of heat, which makes it a quality insulation material. Heat will not penetrate the roof in the summer or escape through it during the winter. Your roof will save your on energy bills by making your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

If you’re planning on adding a wood shingle or wood shake roof to your home, you should trust the right company for installation. Roof Smith will offer you a free estimate before the work begins. Contact us at one of three locations today!

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