Wood Shake Roofs from Heritage Roofing
Wood shingles that are rough and rustic in design are referred to as shakes. They come in varying sizes and lengths of 16, 18 and 24 inches. Nailing wood shingles is done in a way that enables air circulation, while shakes are laid out so that they form a tight surface. Both methods are devised to assure durability and resist decay. Correct treatment of shake and wood shingles can slow down the damage of natural weather and exposure to other climate elements. However, property owners should always expect a quarter inch of shingle to be lost over the course of time (usually a century), especially in a climate like that of Hawaii.
Wood shingles and shakes can also be installed over previous layers of asphalt shingles or wood shingles. Besides reinforcing the previously installed shingles and giving a longer lifespan to the roof itself, this also makes future roof repair and leak patching a much easier process.
Roof Inspection Procedure
As one of the leading commercial roofing companies in Hawaii, Heritage Roofing recommends that roofing systems are inspected at least annually if not more frequently. Far too often, the cause of roof failure steams from the absence of proper maintenance and inspection. Periodic visual inspections and routine maintenance to deficient conditions can significantly increase the long term service life of any roof assembly. To perform an annual inspection, observations are noted with recommended maintenance procedures to the cited defects and visual appearance.
The cost of a roof inspection is minor when compared to how expensive it is to replace an entire or partial roof. In order to maximize the lifespan of a roof system, we recommend that all property owners take the time to schedule regular inspections. We offer a program that can schedule walkthrough inspections as often as you need them. Please call or email us for further information.
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