Roofing (cont., pg. 3)



Types of Roofing

Wood Roofing 

Wood roofing comes in shingles, which give a relatively smooth look, or “shakes” which are made from split pieces of wood that are not necessarily uniform thickness.

Cedar shakes

 

Wood roofs can be beautiful.  Expect higher cost and more maintenance.  Treated wood shingles are another option.

Wood shingles may be pre-treated, or you may apply a surface preservative.  

Check manufacturer’s recommendations.

Cedar shingles

Fire retardant wood shingles are available.

But any kind of wood roofing will almost certainly get you a higher premium on your home owner’s insurance.
 

Cedar shakes – the weathered look

Engineered Roofing

Engineered roofing can give the good look of wood with much less maintenance.  It’s made of composite materials, one being recycled tires.

Engineered roofing can make for a very durable and attractive look. As with wood, be prepared for higher cost.

 

Engineered roofing
 


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