What Is Wood Shake Roofing?

If you are looking for a roofing system that will not only protect your property but also provide a natural, unique and pleasing look that increases the value of your home, wood shake shingles are the perfect option. Wood shake roofing is durable and weather/insect resistant, however, it is important to note that wood shake roofs are not as durable as other available roofing materials.

Wood shake roofing shingles provides a pleasing, organic look to your home and are commonly  made from:

• Cedar
• Red wood
• Cypress.

Why Choose Cedar Shake Roofing?

Cedar shake roofing material offers an impressive rustic appearance and a high level of  durability against the elements and impressive insulation capabilities. Highly durable, a cedar  shake roof not only adds beauty and style to your home, it also increases value to your  investment. It is also a known fact that cedar is longer lasting than some other roofing materials (lasting 10 years longer than traditional asphalt).

Benefits Of Cedar Shake Roofing:

  • Energy-efficient (cedar is a natural insulator, retaining warmth in winter and reflecting heat in summer)

  • Long-lasting when properly maintained. Can last up to 50 years

  • 100% recyclable and sustainable

  • Easy to repair

  • Significantly increases home’s resale value

  • Resistant to severe weather conditions

  • Timeless, organic look to your home

Drawbacks Of Cedar Shake Roofing

  • Generally, more expensive than more common asphalt materials due to specialized installation required and materials required.

  • Ongoing maintenance on behalf of the homeowner is required. Cedar needs to breathe,  so ongoing leaf, branch and ice clearing is require to prevent mildew, moss, mold and  other damage, which can result in costly repairs

  • Cedar needs sun – If your home is mostly shaded, a cedar shake roof may not be the best option. Cedar does not like moisture; therefore if a cedar roof cannot dry out  completely, mold, mildew, and rot can result

Complimentary Roof Repair/Replacement Quote 

If your cedar shake roof is showing signs of aging and needs to be repaired or replaced, Mr. Max  Roofing is here to help! We specialize in cedar shake roof products and can offer our expertise – whether you need help deciding on the best option to fit your budget, or require a free quote — contact us today by calling 604-379-1742 or email us and we will help you get started!