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Care and maintenance of wood shingle and shake roofs

Stanley S. Niemiec

Care and maintenance of wood shingle and shake roofs

by Stanley S. Niemiec

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Published by Extension Service, Oregon State University in Corvallis, Or .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Roofs -- Maintenance and repair.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementS.S. Niemiec and T.D. Brown.
    SeriesEC / Oregon State University Extension Service -- 1271., Extension circular (Oregon State University. Extension Service) -- 1271.
    ContributionsBrown, Terence D., Oregon State University. Extension Service.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination7 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16098533M

    Cedar shingles can also grow moss and algae or develop iron staining, which requires periodic cleaning. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Services Laboratory recommends cleaning cedar shingles with an oxidizing bleach-- as opposed to a household bleach -- to avoid damaging the you can use household bleach to kill mold and algae, it tends to make the cedar shingle's surface.   The Truth Behind Wood Shake Roofs. September 3, The Benefits of Wood Shake Roofs. Wood Shakes are among the oldest types of roofs. Before the invention of mills in the 19th century, most shakes were hand split from logs precut to the appropriate lengths. The species of wood shakes varied dependent upon what trees were available to the area.

      Shake Shingle Care and Maintenance Before things reach the point where you need The Woodlands roof replacement, try these tips for maintaining your shake shingle roof. During the dry season, remove all the pine needles, leaf litter and debris that has collected in the roof’s valleys and between the shakes. Wood Roof Repair Methods. Repairing damaged areas of wood roofs generally means replacing shakes or shingles. Removing and replacing a shake or shingle is easy and takes less than five minutes. Using a hammer, the shake is driven up far enough to pull the fasteners loose. The shake is .

    Care & Maintenance Cedar Roofing and Siding products need minimal maintenance aside from the usual practices associated with good house keeping. Keeping it clean and free from debris, in itself will prolong the life of the project. There’s no need to replace an entire section if just one shingle is damaged. Wood roofs tend to hold up quite well and can last for up to 50 years, depending on their treatment and care. Air circulation and insulation is increased with the use of wood shingles. While the attic is well insulated, the house can breathe through the wood and rows.


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Care and maintenance of wood shingle and shake roofs by Stanley S. Niemiec Download PDF EPUB FB2

Care and Maintenance of Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs. Examples of western redcedar shakes (top) and shingles (bottom). Shake or shingle roofs also make use of wood, a renewable material, while alternative roofing materials, such as asphalt singles or steel, require large inputs of non-renewable energy for their production.

Learning how to care for cedar shingles, whether they are installed as siding or roofing, is not particularly difficult. Before you give in and paint your shingles, realize that cedar shingles can last decades with virtually no maintenance. But a little maintenance can keep them looking great and extend their life even further.

Step 1 Clean. Cedar or redwood shakes roofs have been around for centuries and are one of the original roofing materials. In early days, the shakes/shingles were laid over top of spaced lathing strips that were spaced so the shakes would stay dry.

As a result, such cedar or redwood roofs. Shake or shingle roofs also make use of wood, a renewable material. Alternative roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles or steel, require large amounts of nonrenewable energy to produce.

Shingle species. Almost any wood can be used for roofing, but the preferred woods are more durable and dimensionally stable. Wood Shingle Roofs, Care and Maintenance of wood shingle and shake roofs, (EC), Stanley S.

Niemiec (out of print) Carson, Dunlop & Associates Ltd., Carlton Street SuiteToronto ON M5A 4K2. Tel: () Email: [email protected] Christopher G. Installation, care, and maintenance of wood shake and shingle siding.

General Technical Report FPL-GTR Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Labora-tory. 13 p. A limited number of free copies of this publication are available to the.

A shake is a wooden shingle that is split on one side and sawn on the other. These are a traditional form of roofing material that has been used on homes for hundreds of years.

Perhaps one of the most popular types of wood used is cedar because it is relatively budget-friendly, durable, and long-lasting. Cedar shake roofs can require a great deal of care and maintenance. Aside from the basic maintenance required to keep a cedar roof looking fresh, there are also treatments you should consider applying.

While a cedar shake roof treatment is not necessary, it can make a big difference in the lifespan of your roof. Maintenance; Roof; Installation Care and Maintenance of Wood Shake and Shingle Roofs; Sidewall; Installation Care and Maintenance of Wood Shake and Shingle Siding; FAQ; Maintenance FAQ; Product Types.

General Information; Overview; Product Catalog (PDF) Benefits of Cedar & Installation Tips; Roofing; Shakes; Certi-Split® Handsplit & Resawn Shakes. Installation, Care, and Maintenance of Wood. Shake and Shingle Roofs.

Tony Bonura. Jack Dwyer Arnie Nebelsick. Brent Stuart R. Sam Williams. Christopher G. Hunt. United States. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service Forest. Products Laboratory. General Technical. Report FPL–GTR– Shakes. Wood shakes are thicker than wood shingles.

There are two main types: (1) handsplit and resawn and (2) tapersawn. Handsplit and resawn shakes have the split face exposed with a naturally rustic appearance, and are sawn on the back. Tapersawn wood shakes are sawn on both sides for a semi-textured look with a stronger shadowline than a.

Get this from a library. Installation, care, and maintenance of wood shake and shingle roofs. [Tony Bonura; Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.);] -- This article gives general guidelines for selection, installation, finishing, and maintenance of wood shake and shingle roofs.

The authors have gathered information from a variety of sources. Homeowners can stain or refinish clean shingles after they dry in several days. With care and maintenance, wood shingle siding lasts for years. They make a home look attractive and protect the home from weather damage.

Homeowners who properly care for and maintain their shingles prolong the life of their siding and protect their investment. Various Types of Shake Roof Styles. Wood shakes can be split or sawn in multiple ways, each of which leads to a unique look and feel.

You can choose heavy split and resawn shakes — this design is where the back is sawn, but the front is split in a method to show the natural wood. Asphalt shingles and wood shakes have their own advantages and disadvantages.

There is no straight answer which roof is better. With adequate installation and proper maintenance a quality wood shakes roof have longer lifespan compare to budget friendly asphalt shingles which still tends to be much more popular roofing material. The CSSB does not recommend brand names.

The CSSB does, however, recommend if using a topical treatment that it offers a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet that lists product ingredients and safety precautions), is labeled as a cedar roof treatment product, is a water repellent, UV inhibitor, and/or EPA registered wood preservative, and has a manufacturer’s performance guarantee.

Wood shingles and shakes can provide years of service if properly installed and maintained. Learn what kinds of wood make the best roofing material; how to protect against fungus, moss and lichen; and how to clean your roof.

Wood shingles are thin, tapered pieces of wood primarily used to cover roofs and walls of buildings to protect them from the weather. Historically shingles were split from straight grained, knot free bolts of wood.

Today shingles are mostly made by being cut which distinguishes them from shakes which are made by being split out of a bolt.

CEDAR Shake Shingle Wooden Roofing Craft Supplies for Buildings, Kits, Bird House, Scrap Booking, Doll Houses/Approximately pc. out of 5 stars 48 $ $   Wood shakes —pieces of wood split into thin, tapered slabs and laid in overlapping layers to provide a waterproof roofing surface—were commonly hand-split for use as roofing materials until the early 19th century, when industrialization and the presence of sawmills made it possible to create sawn wooden shingles.

This is the primary distinction between wood shakes and shingles—shakes. Care and maintenance "^ of wood shingle and shake roofs S. S. Niemiec and T. D. Brown A wooden shingle or shake roof once represented 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. tionalArchitects and.The initial cost of a cedar shake roof is already high. Per square foot, it is about double the cost of other roofing options, like asphalt shingles.

That means you should expect prices from $17, to $26, This alone already makes a cedar shake roof expensive, without even considering the wood shingle roof replacement cost.The growth of moss doesn’t damage surfaces, said Pscheidt, co-author of the Extension new publication The Care and Maintenance of Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs.

The moss traps soil and debris.