Cedar Shake Roofing

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Cedar shake roofs use wooden shingles that are made from split logs. The roofs have a distinctive look because the thickness and length of each shingle can vary. This type of roofing has been in existence in North America since the days of the colonists.


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Lifespan

The average lifespan of a properly cared for cedar shake roof is approximately 7-15 years. This may sound like a lot until you understand that manufacturers, like GAF, offer non-prorated warranties covering both labor and materials, up to 50 years on metal and asphalt roofs.

Cedar shakes can be a poor choice in humid climates which can cause the shingles to age prematurely.
Because cedar shakes are made out of essentially the same material used in a campfire, your insurance company may charge a premium for this type of roofing since it is not fire retardant. Retardant chemicals are available but most need to be reapplied every time it rains.


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Environmental Impact

Trees are a renewable resource. However, cedar does not grow as fast as other types of trees. Experts estimate that the time it takes for a cedar tree to reach the maturity level needed for cedar shake roofing can be anywhere from 200-400 years. As cedar becomes more and more rare, the price of this type of roofing will be driven up due to the rules of supply and demand.


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If you wait for the roof of your commercial property to fail before making repairs or replacing it, the damage to the structure, contents and tenants could be costly and time consuming. Find out how little it can cost to bring your roof back to life or to replace it with a durable, reliable commercial roof from your total roofing solutions. Use our convenient online contact form to get started on protecting your commercial property today!


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