If a cedar wood roof is what you’re looking for, David Lowe Roofing is glad to offer a free consultation!
A wood roof is a popular choice for homes because it has a very unique rustic, natural look many are looking for. Your home will surely stand out from the neighbors. Your choices are shakes or shingles and both are light in weight but durable with cedar being the most common material used to make them. Cedar roofs are often considered the pinnacle of architectural design because they offer beauty along with an array of practical features that make them very desirable in many areas. Cedar wood offers natural protection from insects as well as other environmental hazards; its tight-knit structure prevents moisture absorption which leads to rot and decay over time while at the same time providing superior thermal efficiency during any season year-round!
Shingles and Shakes
There are two different products to choose from-Cedar wood shingles and cedar shakes. Cedar wood shingles are smooth and have cleaner lines than cedar shakes. Cedar shakes on the other hand are thicker and thus giving them greater longevity than shingles. Cedar shakes also have a more rough appearance, giving a rustic and random look. The draw to using wood as your roofing material is the unique curb appeal and natural protection from the weather.
There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on a cedar wood roof for your home or business. Cedar will need to be soft washed periodically if you want your roof to stay its original color of reddish-brown as they will weather over time into gray tones which can sometimes be more aesthetically pleasing depending on what you prefer! Also, the cedar shakes and shingles are natural, coming from a sawmill, which means most do not come with a good product warranty. However, if it is maintained properly, these cedar wood roofs last upwards of 30-50 years before needing to be replaced.
Want to know more?
So you love the idea of cedar shakes or shingles but need to know more? That’s what we are here for! David Lowe Roofing has been in business for 40+ years so we are your experts when it comes to all roofing types and materials. We would love to discuss your next roof replacement. Feel free to give us a call at 423-598-0294 and as always our consultation and estimates are free. Looking forward to hearing from you. Don’t be surprised if your new cedar wood roof will make people stop and admire its beauty as they go by!