Cedar Shake Roofing
Cedar is one of the most beautiful and durable natural building materials in the roofing industry. It is available in a wide variety of sizes and grades.
Cedar shingles and cedar shakes are naturally more resistant to insects and decay than other woods and that is one of the reasons to use it as a roofing product alternative. As a renewable resource it is also one of the most green products today.
Cedar is a popular natural product for building material due to its long life, durability, warm natural hues, and pleasant aroma. It is used for cedar roofing, siding, decks, furniture, interior walls, etc. When used outdoors, the cedar blends with its surrounding landscapes and makes a beautiful accent with an authentic appearance, pleasing to homeowners.
Are you ready for a new roof that stands out more than the standard asphalt roof for your house? Continue reading to learn what a cedar shake roof is and some things you need to know about it.
CEDAR SHAKE SHINGLES
What are Cedar Shakes?
Cedar wood shakes are rustic roofing wood shingles. These wood shakes have been hand split, replicating the look of an ax or mallet cut. They are rough in appearance and variable and almost always used for roofing.
Cedar wood shakes are more irregular, and do not lay as flat when installed. This creates gaps which can be penetrated by windblown precipitation, so professional installation is a must.
If you have a traditional or historical style-home, a cedar roof will increase the aesthetic appeal and make your property stand out.
What are Cedar Shingles?
The cedar shingle is uniformly sawn for a consistent and even thickness and provide a uniform machine-like appearance. Shingles are used for both sidewalls and roofing.
Features & Benefits:
- Delivers a classic Cape Cod cedar roofing look
- Extremely durable & of the absolute highest quality
- Adds tremendous curb appeal
- 100% sustainable & natural
- Significantly more eco-friendly than asphalt shingles
- Various exposures are available
- Random widths for natural variety
Whether you choose cedar shake shingles, or cedar shingles, cedar roofing not only doesn’t harm the planet but helps it to function in a healthier way.
Imagine a sustainable roofing material that does not harm or deplete the planet, but when thinning occurs, strategically planned harvesting and replanting develop as part of the cycle of sustainability.
95% of each tree harvested is turned into useful products, like your sustainable roofing, while the remaining 5%, mostly branches, biodegrades into compost helpful for future trees.
When a cedar roof is ready to be replaced, the old wood is recyclable. Often, it’s chipped into useful garden mulch.
Naturally Energy Saving
Because of the “loose” structure of green roofing cedar cells, cedar is a great natural insulator. A natural cedar roof will help keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Consequently, you’ll need less energy to heat and cool your home. And you’ll save money in the process.
HOW LONG DO CEDAR SHINGLE ROOFS LAST?
The lifespan of your cedar shingle roof is highly variable depending on your local climate, the type of wood used, and the thickness of the cut.
However, with proper maintenance you can expect to get at least 20 to 25 years out of your cedar roofing.
Beyond its unique aesthetic appeal, one of the primary benefits of a cedar shingle roof is its relatively low weight compared to other roofing materials. In relation to clay tile roofs or slate tile roofing, cedar shingles weigh very little yet offer adequate strength and moisture protection
CEDAR SHAKE ROOF INSTALLATION
A cedar shake roof is a premium roof system made of natural wood (cedar) materials. While it serves the same functions as an asphalt or metal roof, it’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing roofs you’ll see.
Volpe Enterprises, Inc. has an extensive lineup of cedar shake roofing products. Cedar is one of the most beautiful and durable natural wood building materials in the roofing industry. It is available in a wide variety of sizes and grades.
Cedar shingles and cedar shakes are naturally more resistant to insects and decay than other woods making it one of the primary reasons to use it as a roofing product. As a renewable resource it is also one of the most environmentally friendly roofing materials products today.
Choosing the right cedar shakes or cedar shingles is important to your beautiful home. To learn more about how you can add the unmistakable beauty and longevity of cedar roofing to your home, contact us today.
If you would like more information on the different sizes of cedar roofing, contact Volpe Enterprises, Inc. We will provide a free estimate and set up an appointment to visit our showroom which showcases our products.