If you are looking for a roofing system that will not only protect your home from the elements but also provide a natural look, Wood Shake shingles are the perfect choice. They look organic and add a natural feel to your home and they are commonly made out of cedar, red wood or cypress.
Wood Shingles are typically not the most durable product, but their appeal and natural ability to transform your home make this product very popular among homeowners. The strength and beauty of Cedar roofing make for visually versatile, naturally practical and value-enhancing roofing options for your property. Wood Shake shingles are best known for their weather resistant, resistance from insect damage and resisting UV ray damage.
Durability and weather resistance are two of the most important factors to consider when determining what type of Wood Shake roofing system is best for your home. Some woods, such as the red cedar, have natural durability and that makes it the most regularly used wood for shingles. Cedar roofing shakes and shingles also provide excellent insulation as a roofing material.
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Here in niagara we have been having a pretty mild winter. However there has been lots of wet and windy conditions and this can take a toll on your roof.
Imagine this…high winds and heavy rains have been reported and begin to pound your neighborhood. During the storm, you notice a damp spot forming on your ceiling. Although there was a calmer rain a few days ago, this particular storm has caused a leak to appear in your ceiling. Why now?
As a professional roofer, it is times like these that I will get calls from people who contact our office to report leaks that have become obvious after a storm with wind driven, driving, rains. We hear that an area of the roof or ceiling leaks, but not consistently with every rain.
That’s because, rain that has been propelled by wind, often blowing horizontally, can let water in and this may not have been possible if wind was not part of the equation. Wind driven rain can make its way past not only shingles, but flashing, chimneys, skylights, siding, windows, walls, corner boards and dormers.
This is the time that having a qualified roofer to check out your roof and provide routine maintenance is the best preventive measure. If your property does get damaged from wind driven rain, be sure to have the repairs done soon after the damage. The longer storm damage remains without repair, the greater the risk for more extensive damages caused by rotten wood, mold, and water damage. Your wallet will thank you.
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Natural lighting is one of the most amazing features in a house isn’t it? The warmth and atmosphere it brings is so inviting and that’s why lots of folks look for options to bring more of it into their home.
One fairly popular way to do this is skylights, so I thought I would talk a bit about them this week and how they relate to your roofing.
Placement of Skylights
In the case of skylights, you will want to know where the rafters are in your home. Having a blueprint for your reference is the best way to make sure you’re not going to cause issues with installing a skylight. Once you have a good idea of where the rafters are, you can plan your placement accordingly. Start from the inside, making sure to remove all interior sheathing and marking the corners of your skylight to outline where it will be. Don’t forget to remove your shingles prior to starting to cut.
Because there are so many kinds of flashings, you will want to know the slope of your roof before choosing the best type for your skylights. This is a very important part of installing a skylight, because the flashing will help seal your skylight and make sure water is directed away from the opening. To get the best result, waterproof your flashing and avoid any moisture issues that can easily occur after a rain or hail storm.
The most important thing to be aware of when installing a skylight, is safety. While it is possible to install one yourself, you should never do it by yourself. Make sure to have the right equipment with you, and the protective gear you need in case of a slip. Also, make sure to check what the weather may be for the following day or two. It’s possible you may run into problems once you’re up there, or it could take you longer than planned. If it does in fact rain, having moisture around during the installation process can cause big problems.
Call the Pros
As always, before starting any project on your roof, make sure you have it inspected by professional contractors. The last thing you need to find is an issue of roof damage when you go to start cutting.
For all your roofing needs my team at Class Eh! Roofing are here for you 24/7 and would welcome the opportunity to help you out. Call us today at 289-687-6924 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!