At Action 1 Roofing, we’re glad to help customers who are looking for more information about wood roofing. While this may not be as commonly seen as asphalt, it’s still a popular choice today for its durability and longevity. When it comes to choosing a type of wood roof, your options are either wood shake or wood shingles. The type you have installed will depend on your budget, the size of your property, the look you want, and the performance you desire.
What are Wood Shakes?
Color Options and Design for Wood Shake Roofs
If you’re choosing classic wood shake cut straight from a tree, then your color options will be limited to the natural color of the wood. Fortunately, the natural color variations and tones in wood provide a beautiful appearance without any extra work.
If you’re planning on choosing engineered wood shake, then you’ll have many more color options. This can include green, blue, red, black, gray, taupe, white, and many others. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these types of shake shingles are not made from wood. Fortunately, the way they are manufactured makes them look nearly identical to the real thing.
Cost of Wood Shake Roofs
Wood shake generally costs more than wood shingles, although the price is worth it if you desire a more natural look on your home. On average, the price can range from $600 to $700 per square, installed. The price will vary based on the type of wood, size of your home, accessibility of roof, pitch/slope, and labor required.
Benefits of Wood Shake Roofs
Wood shakes are environmentally friendly because they are made out of natural wood. They’re biodegradable and can be used for many different things after they’ve reached the end of life on your roof.
Cedar will naturally insulate your property to help lower energy bills throughout the year.
Hire an Expert Team for Wood Shakes Roofing
If you have questions about having wood shakes or shingles installed, let us know. Our team at Action 1 Roofing is here to help you learn more about your options and how an inspection will help.