If a wood shake roof is well maintained, it can last a long time, even up to 50 years, before it needs to be replaced. Routine maintenance and repairs may involve washing moss off, installing metal shims, patching, and applying topical treatments. The environment and weather play a significant role in how well a wood shake roof will age. How long a roof lasts can depend on the quality of the product and installation, which can make a significant difference after one or two decades.
The significant problems homeowners may notice are loose shakes, moss covering, missing shingles, warping, and cracking. Frequently those signs will result in a large or small leak. However, having damaged cedar shakes or a leak doesn’t automatically mean that you must replace the whole roof.
Wood shake roofs are not quite as popular as they were in the past due to their high cost. They require much more effort to install than traditional shingle roofs; if neglected, they may have shorter lifespans and are restricted by local regulations in some communities. Replacement of a wood shake roof can be cost-prohibitive—if you have evident damage, repairing and restoring such a roof would more than likely be the most cost-effective approach.
Noah’s Roofing, one of Sacramento’s most highly respected wood shake roofing companies serving the Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Cameron Park, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Davis areas, discusses your options.
Wood shake roofing is quite beautiful—the unevenness of the shakes creates an aesthetically pleasing appearance. However, people often mistake traditional wood roof tiles with wood shake roofing—in fact, they are quite different.
Noah’s Roofing highly recommends homeowners with wood shake roofs invest in a routine maintenance plan. Due to the unevenness of a wood shake roof, it may be difficult to any spot problems. Our roofing contractors are trained to inspect your wood shakes and to repair any potential or existing problems. With our maintenance plan, we can show you how we can significantly increase the lifespan of your wood shake roof!
Wood shakes tend to swell when they get wet and shrink when they dry. Eventually, the wood shakes will split, exposing the felt underlayment or interlayment.
Repairing wood shake roofs entails replacing broken or split shakes and installing wood shims where the felt underlayment has been exposed. Clearing debris from the roof is especially important to prevent blockages that will eventually lead to leaks.
Scheduled inspections, maintenance and repairs will keep your wood shake roof in good shape and keep it serviceable, extending its lifespan. Noah’s Roofing specializes in these services.
Noah’s Roofing is your best choice for wood shake roofing companies serving the Sacramento, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Cameron Park, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Davis communities.
Our reputation as one of NorCal’s most trusted wood shake roofing contractors makes us proud. See why more and more people are turning to Noah’s Roofing for all their roofing needs:
If you have recently experienced wind, rain, and hail in your area, your roofing system may have been weakened or damaged. Your wood shingles may have suffered damage from hailstones.
Get a free quote from a reputable wood shake roofing contractor in Sacramento, Noah’s Roofing offers no-cost repair estimates. To book a free consultation, or if you’d like to speak to our roofers about an upcoming wood shake project call our office today.
For more information about wood shakes and their benefits, or any other type of roofing need, contact our professional roofing team at Noah’s Roofing today.
Noah’s Roofing will assist you with any roof insurance claim. We will conduct a comprehensive inspection to evaluate the level of storm damage to your wood shingle roof. We can then assess whether the damage is severe enough to warrant filing an insurance claim. If need be, we will provide all the necessary documentation required by the insurance company.
Our team takes great satisfaction on the thousands of excellent roofing systems we’ve built over the years. Each of them is energy-efficient and designed to suit the specific needs of our clients. Because we deliver personalized services, we always meet the expectations of the people with whom we work.
For homeowners who would like more information about wood shakes and their benefits, or any other type of roofing need, contact our professional roofing team at Noah’s Roofing today.
Our team takes great satisfaction on the thousands of excellent roofing systems we’ve built over the years. Each of them is energy-efficient and designed to suit the specific needs of our clients. Because we deliver personalized services, we always meet the expectations of the people we work with.
From roof replacement to repairs, we have you covered. Our team can perform a 17-point roof inspection that helps us determine the current and potential roofing problems you might encounter. Contact us today!