Wood Roofing in Jacksonville
Installing Beautiful Wood Roofing throughout Florida
Wood roof materials are available in wood shakes and shingles with a few options for the wood species. The Jacksonville roofers at Kinnecorps, LLC have decades of experience in the roofing industry installing all types of roofing materials, including wood shake and wood shingle roofs. Wood roofing will become discolored over time, but wood shakes and shingles last about the same length of time as asphalt shingles and enhance the architectural style of many homes.
Types of Wood Roofing
Wood shakes offer a rustic look that is quite popular with many homeowners. Shakes are manufactured by hand, thicker than shingles, and the wood is split on one or both sides, which gives it the rustic appearance. Several types of trees are used to make shakes, including pine, cypress, redwood and cedar, but cedar is the most commonly used material.
Wood shingles are cut with a machine and have a fairly uniform and crisp appearance when installed on the roof. Shingles are less expensive than wood shake roofing materials. Both types of wood roof materials require regular maintenance and treatment with fungicides and preservatives to prevent cracking, warping, and the growth of mildew, and fungus.
An Environmentally Responsible Roofing Material
If you are concerned about the environment and prefer “green” materials for home improvement and construction projects, a wood roof is a great choice, as it is a biodegradable and renewable resource. Choose Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified wood roofing material to ensure that it was responsibly and sustainably harvested. Select a lighter color and install a radiant heat barrier to decrease heat absorption, keep your home cooler, and enjoy lower energy bills.
Wood Roofing Installation & Repair
At Kinnecorps, LLC, or services include:
- Installation of wood shakes and shingles
- Wood roofing repair
- Roof maintenance for wood shake and wood shingle roofs
If you are considering wood roofing for your home, contact our Jacksonville roofers at Kinnecorps, LLC (904) 351-0333 for more information about our roofing services.