CEDAR Shakes

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What is a cedar shake?
A shake is typically described as a wooden shingle that is made from split cedar logs.  When these are used for covering the top of a house, the result is a cedar shake roof. Cedar wood roofs are very energy efficient.  Providing a natural insulation up to two times that of asphalt shingles. 

PROS

      • Exceptional Beauty
      • Durability
      • Resistant to severe storms
      • Energy Efficiency

CONS

      • Cost
      • Regular Maintenance required

What are the advantages of asphalt shingles versus natural wood roof shakes?
CertainTeed and GAF manufacture premium asphalt roofing shingles such as Presidential Shake™ and Woodland shingles that provide the look of cedar roof shakes but with the performance of fiber glass construction.  Unlike wood, these roofing shingles will not rot or decay, and they offer excellent wind and fire resistance.  They typically cost a fraction of natural wood roof shakes, yet the asphalt roofing shingles replicate the shade, texture and rustic design of natural wood roof shakes.

 

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