When it comes to roof replacement, few materials can match wood in terms of beauty. The material has a classic appeal perfect for traditional homes that’s hard to replicate.
Unfortunately, wood isn’t as resilient as other roofing materials and is actually quite susceptible to rain and water damage. These drawbacks are why many homeowners are looking for an alternative to wood with comparable aesthetics.
The Case Against Wood
Wood has been a staple roofing material for centuries. It was the successor to thatched roofs, proving to be more resilient to the weather than dry vegetation. With the advent of more advanced roofing materials, though, wood fell by the wayside just like its predecessor.
While the material has natural insulation, wood struggles to withstand rain and requires specialized coatings to bolster its defenses. When you compare it to its successors, such as asphalt and metal, it’s also more expensive due to the higher manufacturing costs.
The Look of Wood Without the Weaknesses
As your local GAF Master Elite® roofing company, we’re proud to offer GAF’s Timberline® High Definition® Shingles for a roof that looks like wood but lacks wood’s weaknesses. Thanks to GAF’s High Definition blends, these architectural shingles boast a natural wood shake look that’s almost indistinguishable from the real thing. This asphalt roof can replicate the look of standard cedar shake shingles without the higher upfront cost and other disadvantages.
At Tango and Gatti, we will make sure your new architectural asphalt shingles are properly installed. We also offer other exterior services, including roof and gutter repair. Call us today at (330) 303-4222 to learn more about our services. We offer roof replacement and gutter maintenance services in Canton, OH.