Composite Wood Shingles Explained

If you're going to invest in a home remodel, you probably want something that's going to increase the overall value of your property. Even if you aren't planning on selling your home in the immediate future, you want to get some sort of return on your investment.

Just about any upgrade will ultimately increase the value of your home, but some remodels are more cost effective than others. This is certainly the case with roof renovation. Installing a new roofing material is going to have a huge impact on your property value. Of course, some roofing products are more cost effective than others. Furthermore, some roofing products are more expensive to install and maintain over the years.

If you are looking for cost effective and low maintenance material, composite wood shingles are a smart choice.

Composite Wood Looks Great

The best thing about composite wood is that it has the most realistic wood print without needing all of the TLC that wood requires. Just about every roofing product can be found with a wood print or finish. For instance, you can even find ceramic tiles that have wood finishes. Of course, real wood is going to look the most authentic, but composite wood comes in a close second. This is because composite wood is actually made up of wood particles. The actual planks are basically ground up wood that is glued together and glazed with a protective, waterproof finish. This gives it the consistency and flexibility of real wood. It also has machine and texture that looks more like raw wood.

Composite Wood Colors Stay True For Longer

When it comes down to it, some people actually prefer the finish on a composite wood roof shingle because it is far more permanent and faith resistant. That is, it will remain the same color and texture over the years. Raw wood shingles are going to fade and change colors more dramatically over time. It is worth noting that some people like the faded, antique look of aged wood. It is basically a matter of personal preference.

Composite Wood Is Easier to Take Care Of

Almost everybody will prefer owning a lower maintenance product. The epoxy used to hold together the wood particles creates it waterproof finish that is extremely reliable and permanent. You don't need to refinish, re-stain, repaint, or seal composite wood. The time and money you will save with the low maintenance is going to be a major factor over the years.

If you have more questions, contact companies like A&W Custom Carpentry and Roofing about roofing services.