Cedar roofing shingles have been a favorite on homes throughout Fairfield County due to its natural and rustic appearance. Wood roof shingles or shake roofing has been around since Colonial times when they were the roof of choice. There have been advancements since then like polymer shake roof tiles that provides a refined cedar shingle appearance, but most wood roof shingles are commonly cut from red cedar wood. Cedar shakes are also frequently hand-split, to create an even more rustic appearance.
While a shake roofing is considered to be one of the more beautiful roofing styles you can have, there are some things you must consider with this type of roof shingle. Wood roofs require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best and to help prevent rapid degeneration and decay down the line. That's why working with the best shake roofing contractor like All Seasons Exteriors is important when looking to have anything done in regards to a shake roofing system.
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There are certainly more pros than cons when it comes to a shake roofing system. Cedar wood is long-lasting, making it an ideal roofing material and it on average lasts 10 years longer than asphalt shingles. Cedar wood shingles and shakes are also resistant to strong winds and are durable in hurricanes, heavy rains, hail storms, snowstorms and other types of severe storms.
Cedar wood roofs are also very energy efficient, providing a natural insulation up to 2x that of asphalt. This allows you to conserve home heating and cooling costs, and significantly save on energy bills. And certainly not to be overlooked are the benefits of using an eco-friendly roofing material.
Every roofing systems has it's inherent drawbacks and cedar roof shingles are no exception. However, there aren't too many of them when it comes to wood shingles as cost and maintenance are the only cons to consider. Compared with asphalt shingles, cedar roofing shingles are more expensive and cost more to install. But when you consider that your home is perhaps the largest investment of your lifetime, it makes sense to top it with a high quality, long-lasting roofing material. Top quality roofing, like cedar wood, comes with a higher price. However, over time, the longevity of cedar wood roofing provides a higher return on investment as they typically last longer than asphalt.
When it comes to roof maintenance, cedar roofs require regular maintenance to prevent moss, mold and mildew growth. However, there are cedar treatment preservatives that can be added during the crafting process to prevent fungal growth and preserve the wood. You can also arrange for regular inspections and wood roof maintenance with All Seasons Exteriors. Our cedar roof maintenance services will give you peace of mind that your investment is being cared for properly.
If you are interested in the looks of wood shingles, but without the drawbacks of real wood, you might want to consider synthetic shake tiles Through a state-of-the-art polymer chemistry synthetic shake shingles offer a durability never before seen in a wood shingle. The appearance of these shingles is that of a sophisticated, natural cedar product in both hand-split and machine-sawn varieties.
Each composite roof shingle is lightweight, impervious to freeze/thaw cycles, impact resistant, maintenance free, color fade resistant, Class A fire rated (with specified underlayments), UL 2218 Class 4 impact rated, and wind resistant to 110 mph. These tiles are reminiscent of the texture of natural cedar shakes, with displays of deep-grained surfacing that reflect the natural textures and appearance of a "premium shake" shingle and your neighbors will never guess it is artificial.