Our Process


wood roof restoration

The Challenge
Shake and shingle roofs pose their own unique concerns and challenges when it comes to care and maintenance of natural wood. Roofs receive the brunt of the most extreme and drastic weather changes and often endure repeated cycles within the course of just a single day. It is precisely because of these extremes that demand exceptional levels of protection to help combat the forces of nature.

Diminished Quality of Shakes and Shingles
In many areas of the country, conventional wisdom has it that it is not necessary or effective to treat shake or shingle roofs. We think that this convention has been carried down from previous generations because it used to be common place and expected that a shake roof could last 40 or 50 years with no maintenance but the truth is that it does make sense to protect your shake or shingle roof. Many factors have changed so that the modern reality is that shake roofs don’t last that long anymore and that modern chemical science has proven there are products that can significantly lengthen the expected life cycle of a shake or shingle roof. The reason roofs don’t last as long anymore is because much of the wood harvested and used for shakes and shingles is from newer growth trees that contain less thujaplicin (natural decay fighting oils) than the older growth trees that were used in the past and additionally the acceptable thickness of the shakes and shingles has decreased significantly. The net effect is that most shake and shingled roofs last between 10 and 25 years depending on the quality of materials, workmanship and weather exposure.
wood roof repair

The Solution
A maintenance regimen using the Boodge Siding & Trim Oil can double or triple the life expectancy of a shake or shingled roof. WoodCare of Evergreen will assess each individual situation to determine a sensible maintenance regimen and help determine if treating the roof is a cost effective effort based on the existing condition and workmanship. WoodCare of Evergreen recognizes that it makes economic sense to protect shakes and shingles the same as anyone would protect the other wood surfaces on their home.