Wood Roofs 101

How much do you know about wood roofs in Ridgewood? Wood roofing materials are often composed of cypress, pine, and redwood trees that have been manufactured for commercial use. Some types of wood shingles are pressure-treated with preservatives and fire retardants to prevent the need for premature repair. While wood roofs are no longer as common as asphalt roofs, they have a natural, distinct look that many people prefer in their exterior design.

Wood roofs are typically more expensive than asphalt roofs, but they also offer some benefits over asphalt. Asphalt roofs require little roof maintenance; however, they generally have a limited lifespan and must be replaced after they have experienced a certain amount of exposure to the elements. In contrast, a homeowner can extend the life of their wood shingles with the appropriate care and maintenance techniques. In the long run, this extended life can make choosing a wooden roof more cost-effective.


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