Cedar shake roofs provide ideal protection from the elements while adding a unique aesthetic appeal to the outside of your home.
Cedar shake roofs are a popular choice among homeowners looking for a distinctive appearance and great durability. These roofs are made from split logs and have a unique appearance because of the variable length and thickness of the shingles. They have been around since the colonial times, and are even today loved for heir old school and natural charm.
What Does a Cedar Roof Look Like?
When the cedar shakes are new, they have a cinnamon and honey coloration and as they mature, they become seasoned and get a distinctive silvery-gray appearance as long as it is properly maintained.
Cedar Roofs Weather Gracefully
Unlike other types of roofs, cedar shakes roofs do not decay, they weather. Cedar contains natural preservatives that make it moisture, decay and insect resistant. However, in places where the weather remains warm and humid, and where the roofs remain shaded, moss, mildew, mold, lichen, algae, and fungi tend to grow, and these organisms retain moisture causing the cedar shake roof to decay if it is not properly maintained.
The lifespan of Cedar Shake Roofs
On an average, the lifespan of a cedar shake roof is about 20 years. If the weather conditions are not rough and the roof maintained well then these roofs can last even longer.
Trees are a renewable resource, and unlike the case other synthetic roofs no chemicals are produced in the manufacturing. So, the environmental impact is minimal. However, cedar trees take much longer to grow so the resources at any time are limited.
Cedar Shake Roofs Increase a Homes 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.
St. Louis Cedar Shake Roofing
Duration Construction are the experts in the St. Louis area when it comes to roof repairs and entire roof replacements. Our elite roofing craftsmanship serves both the residential and commercial sectors of St. Louis, providing economical solutions to any number of roofing issues. Call us today at (314) 238-1367 or fill out our online contact form.