Wood Roof Installation and Repair in Arlington, Alexandria, Bethesda, Fairfax & Elsewhere in Maryland, Northern Virginia & Washington D.C.
A wood roof is a great way to create mood through architecture. It gives a building a rustic appearance, an echo of the historical roofs that once dotted the landscape of Colonial America. It’s not just about architectural aesthetics, though. Cedar shingle and cedar shake roofing also is a great way to keep your home cooler in the summer, which translates into reduced costs for energy. And Shiner Exteriors is here to help you achieve that combination of classic style and value for your home in Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, and elsewhere in the Metro D.C. region.
What, exactly, is a cedar shake roofing? You might have seen it, even if you didn’t know it. Unlike its close cousin, the cedar shingle, a cedar shake is not sawed into an even geometric shape – it is split to reveal the natural wood grain. Even though other wood, such as pine, is used for shakes in Europe, the primary wood used in the United States is cedar. For those who seek a wood roof distinctly different from the standard asphalt shingle roof or tile roof, a shake roof is a great way to put the finishing touch on many types of commercial or residential buildings, including:
- A cabin in the woods outside Potomac
- A golf course “snack shack” in Falls Church
- A Colonial-style restaurant in Alexandria
- A barbecue restaurant in Fairfax
- A lodge in McLean
- A guest house in Georgetown
- Virtually any kind of residential or commercial building in the D.C. region
Shiner Exteriors has proudly served Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia since 1981. During our three decades of operation, we have completed more than 16,000 projects in the region, and we have earned a reputation for friendly, attentive customer service as well as superb, professional workmanship. Our workmanship is backed by a 5-year warranty on installations of cedar shake roofing, as well as other wood roof styles. Contact Shiner today to schedule an in-depth on-site assessment of your roofing needs, especially if you are thinking about a new cedar roof.