Wood Shake Roofing Repair in Indianapolis, Tulsa or Oklahoma City with Sundance Roofing
Bob Kurtz does an excellent job of illustrating problems and solutions for wood shake roof
5 Easy Tips to Wood Shake Roofing Repair in Indianapolis, Tulsa or OKC
By Roof Experts Sundance Roofing and Exteriors,
Has everyone on your street, except you, replaced their roof? So why haven’t you replaced
your wood shake roof yet?
We know why not. Because even though wood shake roofing wears faster, looks worse and
costs more to own, they are much harder to fix, near impossible to make weather tight and
almost never get totaled by insurance companies after a big hail storm! Hence, they are
usually the last roofs in the neighborhood to get replaced – regardless of how bad they need
Here are 5 tips for repairing or hiring repairs for a wood shake roof that should offer you
more value for your investment:
1. Get a comprehensive professional inspection. A complete inspection of the existing
roof materials, wood decking, framing, flashing and other peripherals should be your first
If you don’ have the expertise to inspect your own roof, don’t worry. All the best wood shake
roofing or repair companies from Indianapolis, Tulsa or OKC will do this for you for free.
Start with a Google search of Indianapolis, Tulsa or Oklahoma City “roof expert.” For best
results, pass over the advertisements and click on educational articles or websites.
2. Install a composition or shingle roof. Regrettably, you’ve already learned wood shake
roofs are more costly to repair, replace and insure.
Today’s advanced shingle roofs can be much more robust. For less money than a wood
shake roof, composition roofs may be rated for up to a lifetime and easier to install, less
expensive, require less expertise and protect against wind and hail storms better.
3. Install quality wood decking. Changing to a composition roof requires adding all
new wood decking. Your roof style, pitch, distance between rafters and shingle weight will
determine the type of wood decking necessary for your roof.
While most applications will require 7/16″ CDX or OSB wood, your wood shake roofing
expert may determine a need for 5/8″ or even thicker. Regardless, consider carefully as your
wood decking will lay the base for your roofing materials.
4. Choose a top quality roofing expert. Only the better roofing companies in Indianapolis,
Tulsa or OKC get an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Check the BBB website in
5. Ask for several references. Top quality Indianapolis, Oklahoma City or Tulsa roofing
companies have excellent references. Be sure to ask for them early on in the process.
For more detail about wood shake roofing products, contact Marcus Pfenninger at…
Sundance Roofing & Exteriors, LLC
405-241-4011 Oklahoma City