Cedar Shake Roof – St. Louis, MO Roofing
Cedar Shake Roofing provides ideal protection from the elements, while adding a unique aesthetic appeal to the outside of your home.
A cedar shake roof installed by Duration Construction gives your St. Louis home a touch of class that is unmatched by other roofing products. These provide ideal protection from the elements, while adding a unique aesthetic appeal to the outside of your home.
Why Choose Cedar Roofing?
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.
Cedar roofing looks fantastic on an older St. Louis home, or a new home where you want to highlight the quality and craftsmanship that went into the construction. Perfect for a sloped roof, the color and texture of cedar roofing will make any house stand out.
Do You Shake or Shingle?
Although often used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between a cedar shake and a cedar shingle. Cedar shingles are thinner and are sawn on both faces. Cedar shakes are thicker and are split from the cedar log, rather than sawed, giving it a rough and uneven face. These give the roof a unique texture that other roofing products cannot match.
The benefit of the cedar shake over the cedar shingle is that the extra thickness adds to their longevity. They are also more resistant to water damage and can withstand stronger winds. Cedar shakes are a premium roofing solution, but an investment that pays off not only by adding a unique finish to your home, but in their lasting power.
Installing Your Cedar Shake Roof
Cedar shakes are laid in the overlaying pattern that shingles are, but because of their irregular surface extra care must be taken to avoid any wind driven rain or snow entering from underneath. In order to prevent this, we interlay cedar shakes with an extra layer of roofing felt to provide extra protection. Our installation methods are flawless, and will result in a roof that you will be proud to have over your head.
Our roofing experts will also be able to install cedar shingles if you prefer a roof that has less texture than what you will see with cedar shakes. We only work with the highest quality materials, and will install your shingles with precision in order to ensure the longevity that makes cedar such an appealing option.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cedar Shakes and Shingles
When talking about roofing solutions and cedar with our clients, we often find that many home-owners have the same questions and concerns.
Does a cedar shake roof increase my home’s value?
Cedar shakes have always been considered a premium roofing material, most often seen on finer homes. Constructing your roof with cedar will add value to your house, as well as enhance its sidewalk appeal.
Is there any maintenance required with a cedar shake roof and how long will it last?
Frequent removal of leaves and twigs is required, and in some cases you can apply a protective coat to the shakes. Cedar is naturally rot resistant, and with a little extra care you can expect the roof to last for approximately 20 years.
There are a number of variables will dictate how long your cedar shake roof will ultimately last, including the grade of the wood and the workmanship in installation. Thicker shakes will last for at least 20 years, while shingles can be expected to last for 15 years or more.
Will I need to have a fire retardant on my cedar roof?
We believe in always erring on the side of caution, and recommend cedar roofing products that have been treated with a fire retardant.
I have a very steep roof, will that will be an issue for cedar shakes?
This is actually the ideal roof shape for cedar as a steep slope moves water off of the surface at a faster rate, before it has a chance to seep into the wood.
What do you mean by grain?
When we are mentioning the grain of the cedar, we are referring to the direction, and size of the fibers in the wood. Grain has a direct affect on both the quality and the appearance of the cedar shakes. Tight or narrow grain is ideal as this signifies a wood that is more durable.
Will a cedar shake roof affect how energy efficient my home is?
Yes, in a positive way. Homes with a cedar shake roof are energy efficient, helping to maintain the interior temperature by not allowing air to pass in or out.
St. Louis Cedar Shake Roofs
If you still 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. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality roof available, and we are proud of being able to offer that with durable cedar roofing products.