Wooden shingles as a roofing material often adds a lot of character and a natural look to a home. This is a good, dependable roofing material that is usually made of Western Red Cedar. You can be assured to have a completely unique looking roof due to variations in the cuts of wood, width and color of the wood shakes.
There are some advantages to using wooden shingles as a roofing material beyond their natural beauty. Wooden shingles if cared for properly offer durability and resistance to severe storms.
Wooden Shingles Need Care
One down side to wooden shingles is they do need regular maintenance and care. Here is a guide for reference offered by the US Department of Agriculture. Open File.