Wooden roofing shingles are preferred by a lot of people because of their classic and timeless appearance. Knowing that wood does not rust which could be a big advantage and selling point to some homeowners especially during the rainy season.
Wooden roofs can insulate your house’s attic helping to circulate air through the small openings where the wooden shingles are located. It is one of the most lightweight (second to asphalt shingles) and can last up to 50+ years (with proper maintenance and mold or mildew removal) and easy to repair or replace.
At a Glance:
Price – Can be pricey especially with the more premium or higher end options. Potentially you save money on upgrading your support structure due to the shingles being lightweight.
Performance – A lightweight, rust-proof, long-lasting, easy to install roofing option that provides a classic and artistic look for your home and helps insulate your attic. It does the job even under adverse weather conditions
Installation –It does not require any additional work to be done on the support structure making the job easier and quicker.
Poor Fire Rating – Wood is not fire resistant and consequently has a poor fire rating. Something to note: In some areas the use of wood shingles is prohibited because of their strict fire codes (for safety reasons).
Moisture Damage – When moisture is absorbed it makes the shingle swell up or shrink depending on the fluctuating levels of moisture which leads to degradation and decay.
Vulnerable to Mold and Mildew – The shingle is prone to bacteria growth especially in areas with high humidity. Some products have been treated or coated to make them more resistant to mold or mildew growth but they are more expensive options.
To know more about wooden roofing shingles in Orlando area, contact Orlando Roofing Group. Call us today for a FREE inspection & estimate (407) 848-1101.