Decided on a wood shake roof for your new roofing system but don’t know what to expect afterward? Safe Harbor Roofing, your expert roofer, put together some of the most commonly asked questions about wood shake roofs in this handy Q and A.
How Long Will My Roof Last?
High-quality cedar shake roofs can last for up to 20 years. Proper wood shake roof maintenance, done every 2 to 4 years, can help prolong its service life significantly. Your maintenance plan should be dependent on the year to year weather conditions in your region. Extreme sun exposure can affect your roof the most, so provide more frequent maintenance during hot weather to maintain your roof’s condition.
How Often Does It Need Maintenance?
Wood shakes that have been on your house for more than 10 years require an inspection every two years. During this time, wood shingles will begin to show signs of decline from the harsh elements. The wood will gray and eventually curl as part of its natural aging process. However, thin spots called burn outs also start to develop. Proper maintenance and repair are important to ensure that these burns outs do not lead to leaks.
How Can I Prevent Costly Roofing Problems?
Your roof’s constant exposure to the elements will gradually wear and tear at its structure. The extreme summers and winters inherent to the region wreak havoc on your wood roof. Common roofing problems such as leaks also damage other areas of your home. Protect your attic, siding, and interior by investing in regular roof maintenance.
How Do I Know Which Areas Need Repair?
With untrained eyes, it can be hard to determine which areas of your roof need repairs. Once you notice leaks or an increase in your energy bills, your roof may have a problem. Be sure to call our experts at Safe Harbor Roofing to schedule for inspection.
We will not only take pictures of your roof but also prepare a roof condition report showing you the damaged areas. Once we’ve finished the repairs, we will present before and after pictures to show you the difference. We will also back our workmanship with a one-year warranty to maintain your protection.
Turn to Safe Harbor Roofing for all your roofing needs. Our specially trained repair specialists have a successful track record with continuous positive reviews. We serve Kansas City and the surrounding areas in Shawnee, Kansas. Call us today at (913) 800-6181 to learn more about wood shake roofs or our other roofing systems. You can also request a free quote.