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Cedar Shakes and Shingles: Attractive and Reliable Roofing Material

Cedar Shakes and Shingles: Attractive and Reliable Roofing Material

Wood shake roofing is a classic choice that has remained popular for generations due to its timeless appeal. In today’s post, Anchor Roofing and Exteriors, your local roofing contractor, shares why cedar shakes and shingles are a great choice if you want an attractive and reliable roof for your home.

Higher Dimensional Stability

Cedar roofs are able to maintain their dimensional stability even in humid conditions. This is due to their low density, which means they go through minimal shrinkage as they age. Cedar shakes and shingles also lie flat on the roof, which means the fastening holding them down remains strong.

Natural Resistance

Cedar roofs are bolstered with natural preservatives that give them above-average resistance to UV rays, insect damage and even moisture. Cedar is naturally tough, so it can stand up to a lot of things, even strong winds. The material can adapt to tough and varied climatic conditions easily, making it one of the most versatile roofing options.

Your roofing company may be able to give your new cedar roof a treatment option to make it more fireproof or mold-resistant. You also have a range of finishes to choose from, such as oils, stains and coatings.

Insulating Properties

Wood roofs offer natural insulation, and cedar excels particularly well in this area thanks to its excellent durability and stability. Whether you choose shakes or shingles, your new cedar roof will keep your indoor temperatures cool during summer and warm during winter — helping you save money on your heating and cooling needs.

Let Anchor Roofing and Exteriors install your new cedar roof so you can take advantage of its benefits. We also offer siding repair and replacement services. Woodbury residents may reach us at (612) 255-5608, and Farmington homeowners may contact us at (952) 44-9888 to learn more about our services. We are a roofing contractor serving Minnetonka, Bloomington and Woodbury, MN.