Looking to replace your roofing system? Cedar shake roofs give your home a striking natural look that will keep your home safe and secure from the harsh Wisconsin climate. Here are the top five benefits of cedar shake roofing:
1. Energy Efficient
Almost nothing beats cedar in terms of insulation. Cedar shake is a protective barrier that blocks the passage of cold winds and hot rays of sunlight from infiltrating your living areas and attic. The grains of the wood contain air pockets that act as natural insulators; they retain warmth in the home during winter and reflect heat in the summer.
If you are eco-friendly, you will be pleased to know that cedar shakes outperform most roofing materials when it comes to sustainability, recyclability, and energy savings. Cedar is an organic product harvested from America’s forests, which means that there are no chemicals associated with the manufacturing of cedar shingles. Every time a cedar tree is used to produce shingles, a new tree is grown in its place. Other types of roofing materials wind up in garbage dumps, but old cedar shingles can be made into bark dust and incorporated into gardening.
3. Element Resistance
Natural preservatives make cedar shake resistant to moisture, UV rays, insect damage, and wind. By design, it can be adapted to severe and varied climate conditions. Cedar is less vulnerable to moss growth when it is compared to many other types of roofing materials. Additionally, it can be factory treated to be fire, fungus, and insect resistant.
4. Boosts Home Value
Even if you are not looking to sell your home soon, it cannot hurt to enhance its resale value for the future. Cedar shake roofs boost curb appeal, which is appealing to potential homebuyers. Along with increasing your home’s resale value, cedar shakes offer a beautiful first impression when home buyers arrive at your house.
Typically, cedar shake shingles will have a greater lifespan than asphalt shingles. With proper upkeep, you can anticipate that your cedar shake will last for up to 50 years. Hiring a team of experienced roof contractors, like DuraShield, will also ensure the longevity of these roof shingles. If you are seeking roofing materials that are built to stand the test of time, cedar shake shingles may be a good option.
Cedar Shake Alternative
Want the look of cedar shake but worried about fulfilling strict homeowner’s association requirements? Davinci Roofscapes synthetic shake shingles are a great option. Their shake products are manufactured from 100% virgin resin, which means that they are a man-made product that looks like their natural counterpart but has exceptional performance.
Contact Our Experts
Cedar shake roofing is a stylish yet timeless option that will protect your home for many years. Whether you are repairing or replacing cedar shingles, this roofing material is appealing to the eye. DuraShield Contracting provides roofing services throughout Cedarburg, Mequon, River Hills, and Milwaukee. Call us at 262-244-0749 or fill out this online contact form to claim your free inspection today.