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For a natural look in roofing, homeowners are opting for cedar shake roofing systems from BRAX Roofing for toughness and aesthetic style. Wood roofs have been protecting homes around the world for centuries, delivering reliable performance with excellent durability. Today BRAX Roofing can cover your home’s roof with a superior grade of cedar shake that will provide multiple benefits.
That’s a Good Looking Roof!
The rugged, natural look of a cedar shake roof complements a home in a way no other roofing style can match. Although slightly more expensive to install than asphalt shingles (but less costly than slate) cedar shakes provide a rich, warm color and texture that fit perfectly in a natural environment. Over time, the natural effect of aging and weathering gives cedar shakes an attractive silvery gray color.
Cedar shake roofing also offers several advantages over a traditional asphalt roof, including:
- Excellent insulation properties, which helps to retain warmth in the home during colder months and reflect heat in the summer
- Sound deadening qualities to help keep your home quieter
- Hail resistance, a cedar shake won’t “bruise” like an asphalt shingle when struck by hail
- Longevity – a well maintained cedar roof may last as long as 50 years before needing to be replaced
- Environmentally friendly cedar shakes are harvested under a sustained yield forest policy
What’s the Difference Between a Shake and a Shingle?
Although both shakes and shingles are made of wood, there is a significant difference in the way they are trimmed and prepared. A shingle is carefully cut to be tapered, thinner and evenly symmetrical. Shakes are usually thicker, rougher and often feature a surface that is rough and uneven. This gives a cedar shake rough a dimensional look that is the perfect complement to many architectural styles.
Free Quotes from Experts in Cedar shake Roofing
Want to have your cedar shake roof inspected? Between Potomac, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Rockville there are allot of cedar shake roofs in the area. Call BRAX Roofing your #1 choice for cedar shake roofing contractor's inWashington DC. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free written estimate on a cedar shake roof repair or replacemet.