Wood shake roofing (or wood shingle roofing) is the roofing material which is preffered by most people due to its classical, aesthetic look and beauty. They are likely to be found on bugalows, ranches and cottages. What can be better that a natural look with a lot of character! Most wood shingle and shake roofs are made from red cedar. These shingles are usually 3/8 to 5/8 inches thick. Among certain advantages and reasons, many people still choose wood shingle roofing are: no rust unlike some of the metal roof that have problems with rust especially during rainy season; they also help to insulate the attic, making the house to breathe and circulate air; like mentioned above, they offer very unusual and historic look for a property; with proper maintenance and care, these shingles can last as long as 50 years, just make sure you remove molds and mildew; another lightweight material compared to other roofing materials; easy installation, easy to repair. While so many advantages, we cannot deny the fact that wood shingles are vulnerable to different bacteria and have poor fire rating. Before you decide wood shingle roofing is a right choice for you, talk to one of our roofing experts!