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Cedar Wood Shake Roofs

Cedar wood shake roofs are a unique roofing option. They provide a beautiful look that’s perfect for rustic homes and cabins. A cedar shake roof is also weather-resistant and insect-resistant. These roofs also provide excellent insulation for your home, which can save you money on your energy bills.

However, a wood shake roof requires extensive maintenance. The life expectancy of a cedar shake roof depends on many factors, such as the climate of your area and the location of your home. With proper care and maintenance, your cedar shake roof can last for 30 years.

Although a wood shake roof is beautiful and unique, it isn’t cheap. If you are planning to replace your current roof, it’s likely that you’ll spend several thousand dollars. To prevent damage from falling leaves and fungi, you need to regularly clean your gutters. Also, cleaning your gutters can help prevent clogged water runoff, which can cause serious backups.

Because of the fire hazard, many jurisdictions are limiting the use of wooden shingles on their properties. In Denver, for instance, authorities have stopped allowing the installation of cedar shakes on multifamily buildings.

Besides requiring extensive maintenance, a cedar wood shake roof can also decay. It’s important to keep your roof free of debris, especially tree branches. Removing tree branches increases the time that the roof takes to dry out, and it reduces the chance that a tree limb on your roof could set it ablaze.

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