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A wooden shingle or shake roof once was one of the few types available.

Today it is a premium product that costs the home owner more to purchase and install than the more common asphalt shingle or rolled roofing product. Architects and building contractors choose wood roofs for their beauty and natural appearance that blends well with the surrounding environment and enhances the structure’s landscaping.

Additionally, wood shingles and shakes can provide superior performance in areas that experience high winds or damage from hail. Although they do have certain limitations (susceptibility to rotting, splitting, and warping), proper maintenance and care can minimize these limitations.

A standard asphalt three-tab roof generally requires little maintenance during the time it’s on the roof except for moss control. Asphalt-based roof coverings gradually degrade from the effects of sunlight and from the erosion of winds, rain, and snow. Assuming that moss is controlled, asphalt roofs tend to have a fixed term of usefulness that rarely can be extended.

Most wood shingle and shake roofs are made from western redcedar (Thuja plicata) because of its exceptional properties, including defect-free straight grain, dimensional stability, low weight (low density), impenetrability to fluids, and—probably most important—decay resistance, derived from natural substances found within the wood.

Other wood species, notably redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and and cypress (Taxodium distichum), have similar properties and are sometimes used; but decreasing supplies significantly restrict production and distribution. In addition, there’s limited distribution of other woods that have been impregnated with preservative chemicals either by pressure-treating (best) or dipping.

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There is no substitute for experience and quality workmanship. They are synonymous with Rodd Roofing. When it comes to the business of roofing, no one has better experience or quality than Rodd Roofing. Whether it is residential or commercial, we can meet all your roofing needs.

We have over 90 years of experience installing quality roofs throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, ranging from detailed roofs like slate, cedar shingle, copper, standing seam metal, and tile to extensive single-ply membrane roofs. Our technicians are professionals in every way, taking the time to do the job right the first time. Several of them have been with the company up to 40 years.
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PO Box 69
49 Perkins Street
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
(800) 331-7663
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