When it comes to commercial roofing, there are of course special requirements that must be met including durability and safety for employees and consumers alike. The unique needs of the business, zoning and maintenance requirements, as well as climate, weather and peripheral influences are common considerations prior to installing a new commercial roofing system. In terms of longevity, commercial roofing systems adhering to stipulated commercial standards can be expected to last 12-100 years, depending on the materials used.
The Importance of Roof Flashing
Roof flashing is a part of the roof that often goes unnoticed by homeowners, but it’s actually a vital piece of the roof system. Roof flashing protects your home at the joints of your roof so that water, moisture, dirt and debris can’t seep into cracks and potentially damage the substructure of your roof.
The Natural Properties of Wallaba Roof Shingles
You may have heard about these particular shingles made from trees that grow in certain tropical forests. However, if you think that wallaba roof shingles are only used for their exotic name and coloring, you’re dead wrong. The density of this wood makes wallaba roofing extremely durable as well as resistant to many forms of decay that affect other materials. For most homes, there’s simply no better choice than wallaba.
Save Time And Money With Maintenance-Free Roof Shingles
The amount of money and upkeep your home will require can heavily depend on the type of materials used to build it. Using subpar materials can mean costly and time consuming repair projects for the lifetime of the home. This is especially true when it comes to roofing, which is why you should choose maintenance-free roof shingles.
Roof Ventilation 101
When it comes to your roof it’s important to make sure it remains healthy throughout it’s lifespan and proper maintenance is completed. One overlooked aspect of a roof that may be affecting your home’s energy efficiency and health is adequate roof ventilation. Sometimes roofs are poorly ventilated from the start or may develop gaps and cracks as time goes on. To understand why roof ventilation is crucial to your home’s health take a look at the information we’ve gathered below:
Signs Of A Damaged And Dangerous Roof
Depending on the age and condition of your roof, it could be at risk of molding and rotting, putting your health and safety at risk. At Turada Hardwood Shingles we care about providing homeowners and contractors the best roofing materials to ensure the durability and safety of roof systems. Want to know if your roof system is healthy? Here are 5 warning signs that your roof is damaged:
The Downside To Cedar Shingle Roofs
Have you ever thought about cedar shingle roofing? While the appearances of cedar roofing is definitely appealing, the maintenance required and price tag aren’t quite as attractive. Before you decide to go with cedar shingle roofing, find out what it will cost you.
Cedar shingle roofing can be pretty expensive. The material and installation alone run a pretty hefty price tag, not to mention the maintenance and upkeep required to ensure that your cedar shingle roofing lasts. Cedar shingles require regular upkeep including staining, sealing and more to ensure that they’re not worn down and become weathered. In fact, the estimated lifespan of a cedar shingle roof is up to 20 years with regular maintenance.
Conversely, the wallaba hardwood shingle, a cedar shingle alternative, is naturally fire resistant and resistant to decay, lasting up to 50 years without maintenance. That is huge life-time savings!
Wallaba hardwood is a dense tropical hardwood which is grown in the forest of Guyana, Suriname, and Brazil. Its dense properties make it a naturally durable roofing material. Wallaba consists of high gum exudates and oily resin which are part of the properties that fight against insects and decay.
While cedar shingle roofing may be an aesthetically appealing option for your home, it is strongly not recommended for homes in areas prone to stormy weather and at risk of fire. The good news however, is that you can get the same aesthetic appeal of cedar, but with added protection and durability with wallaba hardwood shingles.
At Turada Hardwood Shingles we believe that the wallaba hardwood shingle is one of the best roofing materials available today. It’s natural properties allow homeowners to forgo regular maintenance, while feeling protected and making an investment that is sure to last.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Turada Hardwood Shingle, give us a call today or contact us.
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