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Cedar shake roofs are composed of many wooden shingles made from high quality cedar logs. This type of roof has a distinct look since the thickness and/or length of each shingle is likely to vary. This type of roofing system has been used in North America since the days of the early colonists. Depending on the style of shingles that you choose, a cedar shake roof can offer either a rustic or tailored look for your home’s exterior. With tones from amber and red to gold and brown, cedar can be a naturally beautiful style of roof that will offer many practical benefits as well. This type of roofing system can be found in shingle, shake, and hip & ridge styles on residential and commercial properties all over the world.

Cedar wood is a low-density material that offers minimal shrinkage and is able to maintain its original shape despite humid conditions. Because they lie flat, stay straight, and hold their fastenings tightly, cedar shake makes a great material for protecting your home from the elements. Since cedar wood also contains natural preservatives, it makes it more resistant to moisture, UV rays, insect damage, and strong winds. These roofs can be applied to various tough climate conditions since cedar will be less susceptible to moss growth when compared with other roofing materials. Your cedar shingles can even be treated with fire and fungus-resistant chemicals, or even moss and insect resistant ones if conditions require.

Cedar wood can be a great roofing material since it is produced in long, lightweight lengths of timber with a fine, straight grain and uniform texture, making it easier to cut, saw, and install. Hip and ridge units can even be assembled prior to shipping while giving the finishing touches to a new cedar roofing project. Cedar roofs also accept a wide range of finishes, including many fine oils, stains, coatings, and paints, and can be applied most effectively at the mill. The average lifespan of a cedar shake roof system is around 7 to 15 years when cared for properly. This may sound like a long time at first until you realize that manufacturers will typically offer a warranty that covers both labor and materials up to 50 years on a metal or asphalt shingle roof.

A new cedar shake roof system will be a wise investment for your home, while also increasing the structural soundness of your roof. Because cedar is a natural insulator, it allows for cooler temperatures indoors in the summertime and warmer temperatures in winter months which will help save money on heating and air conditioning. Along with these many practical benefits and more, cedar shake roofs also offer a natural and timeless look that will instantly enhance the curb appeal of your home. Great for any residential or commercial roofing project, cedar is a durable and reliable choice.

Although trees are a renewable resource, cedar doesn’t replenish as quickly as other types of trees on average. Arborists estimate that it takes between 200 and 400 years for a cedar tree to reach the maturity level needed for being used in cedar shake roofing. As cedar becomes rarer, the price of this style of roof will rise because of supply and demand. Contact our local roofing experts at Pro Roof today for more information about our cedar shake roofs.

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