It’s not a big surprise that Lakewood roofing is known for local roofers’ ability to choose the very best materials to recommend to their clients. If you move to Lakewood CO and you want a new roof, they’ll have a whole host of materials ready for you, some of which (like EPDM or metal panel roofing) is ideally suited for commercial, but can also be used effectively for residential roofing.
So, why isn’t wood one of their recommended roofing materials? When you ask Lakewood roofers they’ll have a simple reason: the climate. Colorado’s climate tends to be very dry, despite the fact that there are pretty violent storms in the area on occasion. Most of the time, however, the dry weather can spell disaster when you have a lot of dry wood around your house, and especially in a place as exposed to the sun as your roof is.
Wood can ignite during the summer, and even though dry wood is resilient during the winter and autumn, it can still be negatively affected by the weather to a greater extent than materials like metal, slate, concrete or even asphalt. As such, your roofer will likely tell you that the beautiful aesthetics of a genuine wooden roof is simply not worth the risk.