At Duration Construction, we will help you determine if cedar shingles are the right choice for you and your St. Louis home.
There are pros and cons associated with all roofing materials, but with cedar shingles most homeowners agree that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. If you are trying to decide what material you want your new roof to be, it is important that you you know what your individual needs are.
What Are Your Needs?
There are a number of factors that you must consider before choosing a roofing material. Some of these include your:
- Commitment to maintenance
- Trees and sun exposure around your home
If you have any questions about the installation of a cedar shake or cedar shingle roof, don’t delay in calling Duration Construction. We will come out to your home, perform a thorough inspection and give you a fair estimate for the job.
Advantages of Cedar Roofs
For homeowners in St. Louis, there are a number of advantages to having a cedar roof installed on your home. First of all, cedar shingles are resistant to severe weather, including hail storms, snowstorms, heavy rains and high winds. This makes it a very good choice for St. Louis homes. Cedar is able to stand up to our sometimes harsh weather conditions all year long.
Second, cedar roofs are durable. Cedar is long-lasting and will typically out-last a regular roof by as much as 10 years. Third, while they are practical they are also exceptionally pretty. Cedar wood will age into a pretty grayish silver color.
Cedar tends to cost a little more than traditional roofing materials, however, because they are long-lasting and are energy efficient, they will save a homeowner money monthly and in the long run.
There is also some maintenance that is required. Frequent removal of leaves and twigs is required, and in some cases you can apply a protective coat to the shakes. However, cedar is naturally rot resistant, and with a little extra care you can expect the roof to last for approximately 20 years.
St. Louis Cedar Shake Roofs
Duration Construction specializes in cedar roofing on roofs of all sizes. Beautiful and durable, cedar has been long proven to be able to weather out the worst Missouri storms. With our exacting installation, a cedar roof can last 20 years or more on a St. Louis home.
Call us today at (314) 238-1357 or fill out our online contact form.