Cedar is know as one of the most versatile woods when it comes to roofing materials. Due to cedar’s beauty and long lasting durability it is one of the best roofing materials you can find. When you choose cedar roofing for the new roof of your home, you have the option of cedar shingles or cedar shakes. Regardless of if you choose cedar shingles or cedar shakes, the cedar can withstand even the harshest outdoor elements ensuring that your roof doesn’t need to be repaired or replaced anytime soon.
Because cedar is known to be such a strong and durable roofing material, damages caused by wind, water, bugs or birds, UV Ray impact and anything else are less likely to effect your roof in any way. Cedar protects your home extremely well against all outdoor elements so no matter what weather conditions you live in, you can be sure your new roof is going to last you a life time.
Making The Right Choice
At ASR Construction we understand that choosing a new roof for your home can be complicated and that there can be a lot of choices involved in the process. In cedar roofing specifically there are two choices for you, either cedar shake or cedar shingle. So what is the difference between the two?
Cedar shakes are made by machine, they are no longer hand split, and are sawn on at least one of the sides. Because they are machine cut, they can sometimes appear grooved giving them a more rustic appearance when applied to your home. Shakes are slightly more thick at the tail end than shingles are. Because cedar shakes are not made as precisely they do not lay as perfectly as shingles would. While this is a personal preference, it does not cause the shakes to be any less effective than the shingles.
Cedar shingles are milled much more precisely than cedar shakes. They also provide a more clean, refined, classic appearance for your home. Shingles have been around for a long time, so many people are familiar with their old, Victorian appearance. Cedar shingles are have proved popular and effective in the past, and are known to add a natural feel to your home. When cedar shingles are installed, they are layered in threes so that they provide an effective barrier against all weather conditions and the harshest outdoor elements.
No matter if you choose cedar shakes or cedar shingles for your roofing project the experts at ASR Construction will make sure it is installed properly the first time so that it lasts as long as possible, and that you stay satisfied with your new roof. ASR Construction is the best in the business for cedar roofing installation services. Don’t settle for anything less than the best, give the experts at ASR Construction today to get started on your project.