Fact: Commercial roofs aren’t always flat. And they aren’t all covered in plain asphalt shingles. Many historical buildings, and unique office spaces have much steeper slopes and are covered in roofing material that adds to the aesthetic of the business. For these types of buildings, shake roofing is ideal.
You’ve probably heard the terms shake and shingle, in reference to roofing materials. What’s the difference?
Let’s start with the basics: A shake is a wooden shingle made from split logs. This is wood split by hand on one or both sides. Wood shingles, on the other hand, are machine cut from a block of wood. Both shakes and shingles come from some type of tree: pine, cypress, redwood or cedar. Wood shakes are thicker than wood shingles, and they are also tapered on all sides. Both can be treated to be fire resistant.
Wood shake vs. synthetic shake
Synthetic – or composite – roofing is a popular home-covering choice for many reasons:
Performance: Highly durable, synthetic shake roofing will not split, crack, peel, blister, or warp.
Make-up: Composite roofing shingles are made up of a mixture of common roofing materials, such as shake, slate, laminate and wood.
Features: Synthetic shake roofing is moss and algae resistance and has a natural UV-block.
Eco-friendly: It’s also made partly from recycled materials
Variety: Synthetic shake roofing is available in many different colors, sizes, and even shapes
Cost: Its price is in line with the prices of most other roof shingle types.
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