Cool temperatures are still not as big of threats to wood roofing as the snow and hail experienced in the Midwest and the East Coast. For this reason, if the wood shakes and shingles are maintained properly through pressure treatment and preservatives, they will likely survive the cool temperatures in the days ahead. As long as they are given the right amount of care, wood shingles and shakes will remain a good Palo Alto roofing option.
Loose, split, or missing shingles and shakes are a tell-tale sign, as are exposed roofing underlayment and fasteners. Curled or cupped shingles or shakes almost always cause homeowners to panic, but these are not a reason to immediately ring the alarm, unless there is clear indication of moisture intrusion. Once it is determined that there is extensive damage to the wood shingle or shake roof, it is time for homeowners to call for re-roofing in Palo Alto.