Accent Roofing of Amarillo offers quality wood shingle and wood shake roofing for Amarillo area residents. A shake is a basic wooden shingle made from split logs traditionally used for roofing. One of the biggest advantages of wooden shingles is their natural beauty. They age gracefully into a grayish silver tone. Wooden shingles resist strong winds and heavy rain. Their durability also resists hail and snow. Shakes provide natural insulation and are energy efficient. Wooden shingles allow your home to conserve energy and save you money on your heating and cooling bills.
Even though wooden shingles offer rugged natural beauty for your home, it can be difficult to know when your wooden roofing is in need of repair or replacement. A wooden roof that is well maintained can last up to fifty years before it needs a complete replacement. Weather and product quality can play a role in the durability of a wooden roof. Signs that indicate a wooden roof replacement include loose shingles, moss covering, missing shingles, warping, and cracking. Very frequently, these signs indicate or result in leaks. Keep in mind that pulling out damaged shingles too quickly could further damage your wooden roof.
After a wood roof is installed, the shingles will lie uniformly flat against the roof. As the sun bares down on the wood and the weather beats it up, the appearance of the roof will change. The weathering a wood roof experiences is where it’s unique appearance comes from. The older shingles get, the corners can begin to lift. This is called curling or cupping. A large number of curled shingles compromise the integrity of the roof.
Cracks showing in a wood roof are often part of the weathering process. Some cracks are superficial and do not interfere with the performance of the shingle. Splits are cracks that extend all the way through a shingle. There are two causes of split shingles. The first cause is aging. Splits that result from aging have rounded edges and are the same color throughout. The other cause is impact. Hail or debris that strikes the roof can create a split with sharp edges and an inside that is more orange.
A wooden roof that is shaded makes it hard for water to properly evaporate. This can cause mold and lichen to accumulate around the bottom edges of the shingles, causing the roof to rot. Rot spreads easily on a wooden roof and is a clear sign that the roof needs replaced.
A wooden roof that is missing pieces, shows warping, is leaking, or has split and cracked shingles shows signs of needed replacement. Another clear indication of needed wood roof replacement is a roof with heavy wear and damage in numerous places. A wooden roof can be difficult to assess for those without experience. For help assessing your wood roof, you can call the experienced professionals at Accent Roofing. Regular roofing inspections will help locate damage and prevent further damage to your home. When it comes to wooden roofing, a professional roofing company has the necessary experience to evaluate your roof accurately. Accent Roofing is dedicated to working with you to protect your home and is ready to install your new roof.