Every Denver home is different. Tile, asphalt and metal shingles may not be what you're looking for when it comes to the roofing on your Denver home, but shake might be exactly what you're looking for. A shake is essentially a wooden shingle that is made from split, knot-free logs. Usually made from cedar wood, the higher-grade shakes are typically used on roofs and the lower grade shakes make a great siding.
Shake roofing is usually made from cedar wood and, as with any roofing material, shake roofing brings a number of positives to the table. For instance, shakes do a great job of trapping in the warm air when it's cold outside while trapping in the cold air when it's warm outside. The ability to trap in the air you want helps save you money on heating and air conditioning. If you choose to go with cedar shakes, you can be sure that your roof will stand tall against Denver storm damage. With as cold and snowy as it gets here in Denver, you need to be confident that your roof can hold up to the Denver weather. Because wood shakes are made from a natural product, it holds up well to constant freezing and thawing.
Even with all the advantages that come along with shake roofing on your Denver home, every roofing material comes with some disadvantages. One of the disadvantages that come along with shake roofing on your Denver home is the lack of fire retardance. Tile roofs have the potential to stop fires from spreading to your house from the neighbor’s house, but because shakes are made from wood, they help spread fires instead of stopping them. Nonetheless, our professional team will review these options with you for your particular type of home and location and advise on what material may suite your home best for your needs.
Our team of roofers have a wealth of experience when it comes to the installation and repair of shakes on your Denver home. We can help you decide whether or not shakes are a good choice for your Denver home, and will help you choose the color to match the exterior of your home. Our goal is to provide you with a roof that is not only of the highest quality, but one that is beautiful as well.