Cedar shake is one of the most beautiful
roofing materials on the market. When replacing your roof, you may be
considering utilizing cedar shake. But is cedar shake a good choice for your
home? Continue reading to learn more about cedar shake and its benefits.
Cedar shake roofing material is made up of
wooden planks turned into shingles. You can get a variety of different colors
to make sure your roof matches your home's aesthetic.
Are The Benefits Of Cedar Shake?
Cedar shake is one of the most durable roofing
materials on the market. Since the wood has a low-density level, it can
withstand insects, moisture, and UV rays. If you live in a sunny and warm
climate, cedar shakes are a great option for your home. By adding a special
treatment, you can even make your cedar shake fire resistant. With proper
maintenance, a cedar shake roof can last up to 60 years.
With correct installation, cedar shake is a
great insulator for your home. In the summer, your home will retain the cooled
air. In the winter, your home will retain the heat inside. The great insulation
will make your home more energy efficient, lower your utility bills, and keep
your home comfortable for you & your family.
- Curb Appeal
Cedar shakes are a very sought-after roofing
material for home buyers. The wood gives the home a rustic charm that is
unmatched by other materials. Cedar shake is considered a premium product when
related to resale value, allowing you to sell your home at a higher price.
Else To Keep In Mind About Cedar Shake
Since cedar shakes are handmade,
they are a higher price than manufactured roofing materials, such as metal or
Without an additional fire-resistant
coating, cedar shakes are more flammable than other roofing materials.
Cedar shakes are difficult to
install so it is important to hire a roofing contractor that is familiar with
cedar shakes and the installation process.
To properly maintain cedar shakes,
you should have your roof inspected every year and have it deep cleaned every
five to seven years.
If you're wondering if cedar shake is a good
choice for your home, it's time to call a roofing contractor. Here at ARAC Roof
It Forward, we offer a free video roof inspection so we can take a look at your
roof to see what your best options are. With almost 20 years of experience, our
Roof It Forward team can assist with our knowledge and expertise, so you make
the right decision for you and your home. Schedule your free video inspection