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Cedar Shake Roofing Services – Timeless Quality
Cedar shake is one of the historically popular roofing which has been around for decades. It is a unique and beautiful style that is preferred by many FT Wayne high-end homeowners. Cedar shake roofing is made of wooden shakes that are extracted from logs. The tree chosen can either be cedar wood or California redwood, which is both beautiful and durable.
Wood shake roofs are a beautiful and classic option which are still popular today. However, they are expensive to install and to maintain.
Why Install a Cedar Shake Roof?
It is evident that wood shake roofs have high life expectancy; if installed well and maintained, the cedar roof can last up to 30 years. Maintenance needs to be done every four years to increase its durability. The location of your home can also play a key role in cedar roof life expectancy. For instance, in humid areas, the roof tends to age prematurely, which can drastically shorten its life expectancy.
Beauty & Curb Appeal
Cedar roofing is ideal for those looking to give their place a unique and beautiful look. It is suitable for historic homes or those seeking to give their families a traditional look.
Maintenance of Cedar Roofing For Your Home
Natural deterioration can always occur to your cedar roof. However, proper maintenance can help reduce the risks of damage from happening too quickly. But it cannot prevent the damage entirely. Insects, humid, heat, and rain can also affect the life expectancy of the cedar roof.
When not well cleaned, moss, algae, lichen, fungi, and mildew can grow into the roof. These organisms can retain moisture that seeps into the cedar. With time the water can make your roof spongy, causing severe damages. This will make them weak, break, and shrink, which can eventually make your roof collapse.
An Alternative to Cedar Shake Roofs
Since cedar shake is expensive and requires high maintenance, there’s plenty of synthetic shake roofing options that can be used in place of natural wood shake. They eliminate the shake cedar shingle roof life expectancy concerns and take away the beautiful cedar shake’s attractive iconic feature.
Now there is a new synthetic cedar shake alternative in the market. Cedar synthetic cedar shake, which is made of lightweight polyurethane, appears more like the original cedar shake. The fact that cedar is made of synthetic materials makes them more durable than the traditional cedar shake. Beyond its durability cedar maintains a timeless anti-aging look of real wood shake.
Cedar roof has the advantage of being sturdier than the traditional cedar shake. It is wind resistant up to 115mph and also fire resistant. Finally, cedar is low maintenance. Hence there is no upkeep required.
If you are looking for the best roofing solution to beautify your home, cedar shake may be the roof for you. However, if you are concerned about cedar shake life expectancy, synthetic cedar is the best alternative. Synthetic shake roofing also brings out the natural look of the traditional cedar. It is important to understand the pros and cons of both cedars shake roofing and its alternative the cedar before making your choice.
Give us a call today to set up your free cedar shake roofing estimate. One of our skilled roofing technicians can review with you all of your options, including the styles, prices, and costs of having a cedar shake roof installed! Perhaps, your home is better suited for slate, tile or metal. Our estimates are always free, and are no-obligation!
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Our goal is to make roofing hassle & stress-free for everyone. We are able to offer convenient monthly payment plans that allow Fort Wayne homeowners to get their new roof today, but pay later, with monthly payments as low as $97/month. Certain conditions apply. Call for specific information about our financing options and see if you qualify!
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The warranty backing your roofing system is as important as the roofing material that you put on! We offer best-in-class transferable lifetime warranties on our roofing systems! Take peace of mind by working with a roofing contractor who offers premium warranties to protect your investment.
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Since Day One, we have built our company on the principle of customer service, and integrity. We built our company based on integrity: Integrity of our products and integrity of the customer. We strive to offer the best products with the best warranties.
Your roof protects your largest investment, and we take pride in protecting your home. Our mission is to faithfully serve our Fort Wayne community with not only impeccable craftsmanship, white-glove customer care, but also at unbeatable pricing. Our mission is to serve. We hope to have the opportunity to add you to our roofing family, and show why so many others have entrusted their home to Tri-State Exteriors.
YES, ROOFING EXPERIENCE MATTERS!
These are a few of the most commonly asked questions we get from Fort Wayne homeowners:
The answer to this is “it depends”. There are many factors that determine whether your roof is a candidate or repair or replacement. Age and history of previous repairs is one of the biggest factors. If your roof is 5 years old, it may be a small problem such as flashings causing a leak.
If your roof is 15 years old, there could be rotten decking or larger problems causing the leaks, and difficult to repair. The older a roof is, the harder it becomes to repair and guarantee how long it will hold. Moreover, another variable is the type of roofing material that you have installed (i.e. 3-tab, architectural shingles, metal, tile, cedar shake, etc).