Information About Wood Shake Roofing
Wood floors are popular on the interior of your home because they match literally every design approach. The same principles hold true when installing wood shakes for your San Antonio replacement roofing. Common species for wood shakes range from cedar to cypress to redwood and pine typically so there are both darker and lighter tones available. The texture and aesthetics of a wood shake roofing installation generally look better on a steeper roof where they can be shown off better.
Wood Shake Roofing Costs
The biggest thing working against the cost of wood shake roofing installation in San Antonio is that not all contractors are trained for this type of material. They will charge excessive labor times which are necessary to get the aesthetic value of the wood shake material. Patterns need to be laid out more precisely and fastened more delicately to avoid damage to the shakes. The costs of the material is driven up by the treatment needed to prevent fungus, insects, and fire from damaging the wood. All total, wood shake costs can be well upwards of $300 per square.
Wood Shake Life Span
There are other material types besides wood shakes for San Antonio roof replacement that have costs nearing the $300 per square range. However these materials justify that cost (tile, slate, metal) with a life span that is usually well over the 50-year marker. Sun, moss, and insects wear wood shakes at a much faster pace however and the life span is generally 15, possibly 25+ years. That being said there are few, if any substitutes that can match the authentic style of wood shake roofing.
San Antonio Wood Shake Roofing Energy Efficiency
The costs of wood shake roofing replacement in San Antonio can be recouped thanks to energy efficient properties. Shakes have insulation that is up to 2X better than asphalt shingles but with breathability that doesn't overheat an attic. The lighter color wood reflects the sun even better. Plus, wood shakes are a sustainable material that can be recycled after their life cycle which does make the material a more eco-friendly choice.
Wood Shake Intangibles
Wood shakes are a stylish choice for a San Antonio roof replacement, almost everybody agrees on that. The biggest downfall is that wood of any kind requires maintenance to fulfill it's expected life span, shakes included. Still wood shakes are a much rarer choice than asphalt shingles or even metal roofs at this point, which only adds to the appeal of potential home buyers.
Wood shake roofing is an interesting choice because it walks the fine line of being a traditional favorite, yet somewhat of an enigma to roofing consumers. If you'd like to learn more about wood shake for San Antonio roofing options in both the residential and even commercial sector please contact us at 210-693-1727.