For a More Natural Look
Commercial wood shake roofing and wood shingles are manufactured from western red cedar, cypress, pine and redwood trees. Shakes are split from logs and reshaped by manufacturers for commercial use. They are thicker at the butt end than shingles; generally one or both surfaces are split to obtain a textured effect. A split and resawn shake has a split face and sawn back. A taper sawn shake has a natural taper and is sawn on both sides. Wood shingles are sawn on both sides and have an even taper and uniform thickness. When applied to shingles, the industry terms “Perfection” and “Royal” mean 18 inch and 24 inch lengths, respectively.
Commercial Wood Shake Roofing
Cedar shakes and cedar shingles are available pressure treated with fire retardants and chemical preservatives for increased fire resistance and to prevent premature rot and decay in some climates.
Pine shakes are made from southern yellow pine and are taper sawn. They also are available pressure treated with preservatives to protect against decay and insects. Interlayment felts are required for pine shakes.
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Commercial Wood Shake Repairs
Wood shake roofing is a traditional material that looks great over time. As long as it is maintained properly, it can last for as long as 50 years! Some of the issues business owners have with wood shake roofing include loose shakes, moss, missing shakes, warping, and cracking. Commercial roof maintenance services that will need to be completed include installing metal shims, washing off the moss, applying topical treatments, and patching any holes/cracks. When removing wood shake, it’s important to pull out a cracked shake slowly as it could disrupt the structure surrounding the shakes.
It’s important to rely on an experienced commercial roofing company that has worked with wood shakes. The team at BM Roofing Contractors has the techniques and tools needed to get the job done correctly and in a timely manner. For more information about our commercial roof maintenance services, please contact us today.