Not only are shake roofs beautiful, wood is the only roofing material that does not conduct heat into the attic. Wood is the best choice for our extremely hot summers (yes, there are insurance companies that will insure wood shake roofs).
Most people don't realize that wood shake roofs should be maintained in order to maximize their service life. In the past, roofs cost less to replace. This seemed to justify a "throw away" mentality. Today, higher costs and less quality shakes make maintenance and the prevention of premature failure the sensible alternative. It is also friendly to the environment.
The alternative to replacing your roof is to maintain your existing roof. Maintenance averages $300 per year versus $1200 that you would need to start saving once your new roof was installed, to be ready to replace once it deteriorates.
One Hayco shake restoration can double, triple or even quadruple the remaining life of your shake roof. This is one of the wisest investments you can make in your home.
Hayco offers a free inspection to determine if your roof can be restored. If your roof is too far gone, we can show you replacement options. Restoration and treatment is usually the best choice. The sooner you take care of your shake roof, the longer it will last.