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Images © 2006-2016 Custom Shingles

Images © 2006-2016 Custom Shingles

 

Curved Roof

Picture a roof in your mind and you’ll likely think of a straight, sloping surface — probably with dark slate or asphalt shingles. This wasn’t always the case. The roof is a major component of any home, and for a long time, it was a place where functional and aesthetic purposes figured equally into its design.

A curved wood roof from Custom Shingles takes this artisanal tradition into the 21st century. Curved roofs break the rules of standard tee-square construction, making a bold statement with radiused lines that reach into the past while symbolizing forward progress.

Curved roofing requires specially crafted shingles and the expertise of skilled architects and craftsmen. Custom Shingles is one of the few companies today producing made-to-order curved wood shingles and shakes, using our patented steam-bending system. We can install, repair, replace or restore a curved roof on practically any property. Keep reading to learn more about your options, or contact a representative for assistance.

Photo by Matthew Thorpe, custom roofing work by Custom Shingles

Photo by Matthew Thorpe, custom roofing work by Custom Shingles

We employ the careful art of steam-bending to soften and curve each shingle.

To create our curved roof shingles, we employ a steam-bending process that gently softens and shapes the wood without compromising its structural integrity. This time-consuming process ensures a product that is carefully fitted to the design specifications of your roof. Further customization is available through our lineup of Fancy-Cutt™ profile shapes, and range of wood and color finishing options.

Check out our blog to see some of the many curved roof projects we’ve completed for demanding customers around the world, including the spectacular luxury villas we designed for a resort in Thailand.


Images © 2006-2016 Custom Shingles

Images © 2006-2016 Custom Shingles

The Test of Time

Several different types of wood can be used to create curved roof shingles. The right choice for your project will depend on a combination of your location, climate and budget. Cedar is a popular choice, as it is economical, attractive and, if treated properly, long-lasting.

Teak is an excellent upgrade for long-term durability, and one that could be considered a “lifetime” product. It has been used for centuries in boat-building, and has superior resistance to rot and moisture. It also has a low shrinkage ratio, which makes it perfect for use in areas where temperatures shift frequently.

We also offer curved shingles and shakes made of Royalwood™ Wallaba, a South American hardwood with a rich red color, light weight and exceptional durability.

All our curved wood shingles are cut to order and can be customized to meet the requirements of your build. Let our team help you choose the best material for your project and create the curved roof of your dreams.


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