Shake Up Your Roof Game: Why Cedar Shake Might Just Be Your Home’s New Best Friend

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February 29, 2024

Shake Up Your Roof Game: Why Cedar Shake Might Just Be Your Home's New Best Friend

Attention, homeowners! Are you tired of the same old asphalt shingles cramping your style? It’s time to shake things up – literally – with cedar shake roofing! At Insured Roofs, we’re here to introduce you to the wild world of cedar shake and why it might just be the roof material of your dreams. Get ready for a cedar shake down!

Cedar Shake 101:

So, what exactly is cedar shake? Picture this: a rustic, charming roofing material made from – you guessed it – cedar wood. These shingles are cut by hand or machine from cedar logs, resulting in a natural, earthy aesthetic that’s as timeless as it is eye-catching. But before you rush out to hug the nearest cedar tree, let’s explore the pros and cons of this unique roofing option.

Pros of Cedar Shake:

  • Natural Beauty: Cedar shake roofs show rustic charm and curb appeal, adding warmth and character to any home.
  • Durability: Despite its rustic appearance, cedar shake is surprisingly durable, with proper maintenance and care.
  • Insulation: Cedar shake offers excellent insulation properties, helping to regulate indoor temperatures and reduce energy costs.
  • Longevity: With proper installation and maintenance, cedar shake roofs can last upwards of 30 years or more.

Cons of Cedar Shake:

  • Maintenance: Cedar shake requires regular maintenance, including cleaning, sealing, and occasional repairs, to prolong its lifespan.
  • Cost: While cedar shake is an investment, its longevity and aesthetic appeal often justify the initial expense.
  • Fire Risk: Cedar shake is naturally flammable, although treated options are available to mitigate this risk.

Materials Specifications, Options & Installation Methods:

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When it comes to cedar shake, the options are as varied as a buffet at a fancy restaurant. Choose from different grades of cedar wood, including premium, select, and utility grades, each offering varying levels of quality and longevity. You can also select from a range of finishes, including natural, stained, or painted, to achieve the desired look for your home.

Installing cedar shake is a bit like putting together a giant puzzle – it requires skill, precision, and a knack for detail. Cedar shake shingles are typically installed using either the “direct nailing” or “interlayment” method, depending on the roof’s slope and design. Leave it to the pros at Insured Roofs to handle the installation process with finesse and expertise.

Ready to shake things up with cedar shake roofing? With its natural beauty, durability, and insulation properties, cedar shake might just be the roof material of your dreams. At Insured Roofs, we’re here to help you navigate the wild world of cedar shake and bring your roofing vision to life. Contact us today, and let’s embark on a cedar shake adventure together! Your home’s new best friend awaits.

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