There are many different types of roofing materials that you will be able to use in your home. One of the more popular types is called Cedar shakes. If you have not seen these before, they are made of treated wood from a cedar tree, a hardwood that is a long-lasting material that you can use on your roof. There are both positive and negative aspects of installing these, but if you are doing a roof replacement, you might want to consider adding these on. They have a handsome appearance. Here is an overview of what Cedar Shake roofs are, and why you should consider using this material.
Cedar shakes are made of cedar wood. They are treated so that they can resist or repel water. There are two different types which include shingles which are wider, and shakes which are much more narrow. There are many benefits to using these. First of all, they can add quite a beautiful appearance to your home. They are also extremely durable because they are hardwood and resistant to damage that can come from storms. They also are an excellent insulator which means that your house will be much more energy efficient, keeping your attic or upper level of your home at a more constant temperature. The drawback is the cost which is usually double the price of asphalt shingles, and there is always regular maintenance that is required.
The type of treatment that they require will include making sure that mildew and mold do not grow on them. If there is any fungal growth, this can begin to eat away at the wood itself, which could be very expensive to repair. If the fungus continues to expand downward, this could get into the structure of your home which could be a costly project. Therefore, they need to be regularly treated to make sure that mold and mildew are not allowed to grow on the wood, allowing you to preserve your roof for many decades.
The best place to find Cedar shingles on sale is to look at a national home improvement store that may have several different types in stock. You can compare the various outlets that you find, looking at the same products and manufacturers, to see which one has the best deals available. Some of them may have sales running that week when you look, saving you hundreds of dollars. The more research you do, the easier it will be to find a company that can provide you with the best deals.
Although this is a substantial investment in comparison to an asphalt shingle roof, you need to consider this if you want to improve how your home looks dramatically. It can also be beneficial in regard to keeping constant temperature is inside. Find out more today about contractors that will be able to do this for you and get estimates from them. This is an investment that will pay for itself many times over, especially when you come to sell the property because of the way it will look.
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