Lowcountry Roofing: Reliable Mount Pleasant SC Roofers
Does your house need a new roof? If so, have you considered the idea of having wood roofing shingles or shakes installed on your house? Wood shingles and shakes are typically manufactured from red or white cedar, although you may sometimes find them made from spruce lumber, as well. Cedar is used for several reasons, including its natural resistance to fungus growth. Of course, your cedar shingles will need to be treated with a wood preservative every few years to extend their lifespan, but their natural resistance to mold certainly helps.
You might be wondering what the difference is between wood shingles and wood shakes. Wood shingles are thin, tapered panels that are smooth on both sides and uniformly shaped. In contrast, wood shakes are split by hand in non-uniform sizes. Shakes are also manufactured to be rough on one side and smooth on the other. When choosing between shingles and shakes for your Mount Pleasant roofing, your decision will probably be based on your personal preference.
Once you have that beautiful new wood roof, you need to learn how to best take care of it. The most important thing to remember is that moisture is your roof’s worst enemy. Try to keep your roof clear of anything that attracts moisture, such as leaves, pine cones, needles and acorns. Every few months, it is a good idea to sweep off your roof with a long-handled broom or a roof rake.