Is A Wood Roof Right For You?

Wood Roof from MAK Roofing and Construction

Wood Roof After Installation from MAK Roofing and Construction

Wood roofs are timeless – while not so common anymore, the classic finish and style of a wood roof provides most residential owners a classic finish to their home. Wood roofing is created from a myriad of wood materials such as cedar, cypress, pine, redwood and more. Created with either shingles or shakes, wood roofs are surprisingly durable and water-resistant.

If you want a unique, classic touch to your roof repair, consider woof roofing:

  • Shingles: a shawn, single wood product that is typically thin in appearance and tapered together during the roof installation.
  • Shakes: shakes are thicker than shingles, and come in two types (handsplit and tapersawn). Both of these types of shake wood types show off the natural, rustic appearance of a wood roof upon installation.

Modern wooden shingles, both sawn and split, continue to be made, but they differ from the historic ones. Modern commercially available shakes are generally thicker than the historic handsplit counterpart, and are usually left “undressed” with a rough, corrugated surface. The rough-surface shake is often considered to be more “rustic” and “historic”, but in fact this is a modern fashion.

While beautiful once installed, wood roofs do require regular maintenance to ensure that there is no:

  • Warping from water
  • Moss
  • Algae
  • Debris accumulated on roof (and thus, moisture)

The most important element during the process is you. If you are looking for a change in your roof, contact us today 915-691-0532 to see how MAK Roofing and Construction can get you started with a wood roof today!