A cedar shake roof consists of individual wooden, rectangular shingles attached in layers over a waterproof under-layer. Splitting the wood into shingles exposes and highlights the natural gain, creating the pleasing aesthetic quality of a cedar roof. Your cedar shake roof is truly one of a kind, and that customized appeal will add value to your home. New cedar has a rich honey-brown color that turns a golden ash tone as it ages.
New Cedar Shake Roofs
If you are tired of the same old asphalt shingle roofs that look like every other roof on the block, consider a cedar shake roof. With distinctive, rustic, country-estate flair, cedar shingles are an excellent choice for your new roof. Homeowners also prize its durability. This hardy wood can withstand extreme seasonal changes in the eastern United States. Our snow and ice accumulation, thunderstorms, high wind, heat, and humidity do little to damage it. As a result, your cedar roof can last up to 50 years with proper care.
Choose from many cedar shake colors, styles, and configurations.
Cedar Shake Roof Repair
All roofs need occasional maintenance, especially to protect against roof leaks. Many homeowners avoid contacting a professional roofer because they anticipate needing a costly new roof. However, cedar shake roof maintenance can often fix the problem and give homeowners more years of beauty and performance. We recommend a cedar roof inspection at the first sign of leaks or damage to your cedar shake. Water damage can quickly get out of hand. If left unattended, comparatively minor issues, such as shake replacement or flashing repair, can lead to more significant problems, such as structural damage.
Maryland's Cedar Shake Roofing Experts
Start with an estimate from Dominion Roofing, a local company led by Bill Fowler. Bill and the team have been installing and repairing cedar shake roofs for over 30 years. We provide homeowners with free inspections, no-pressure quotes, and reliable cedar shake roofing installation, repair, or maintenance expertise.
Benefits of Using Cedar Shake Roofing
A cedar shake roof can transform the exterior of your home and give it a one-of-a-kind country estate look. Cedar roofs go with most architectural styles, from cottage to traditional.
Your new cedar shake roof may be the last roof you’ll ever have to put on your house. Even if you don’t intend to stay in your home for 50 years, installing a cedar roof can help boost your property value, as the prospective buyers will realize they won’t have to replace the roof anytime soon.
Unlike many other types of wood, cedar is insect-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about your new roof inviting a swarm of pests to your home. Cedar shake also stands up to hail and storm damage, something that can wreak havoc with an asphalt roof and something Maryland homeowners are all too familiar with. Some insurance companies even discount homeowner’s policies for homes with cedar shake roofs.
Cedar makes a good insulator for your home, and the naturally soft color doesn’t absorb the summer heat as an asphalt roof does.
Potential Challenges for Homeowners
As lovely and as durable as a cedar shake roof is, such a roof is not suitable for every home or every homeowner. For one thing, a cedar roof is quite a bit more expensive than an asphalt shingle roof.
Many homeowners will notice that mildew and moss can grow on their shakes—a common problem because cedar is a natural material. When this happens, water can become trapped and damage the shakes or degrade the flashing and cause leaks. Fortunately, cedar roof maintenance can eliminate these risks and reduce repair costs, helping homeowners avoid needing a more costly roof replacement.
Dominion Roofing Co—Your Local Cedar Shake Roofing Contractor
If you select our company to repair, replace, or install a new roof, we’ll provide fast, high-quality cedar roofing without the upsell you’ll get from other contractors. We bring decades of expertise in this favored roofing material and stand behind our work.