Cedar shakes are a popular choice for many homeowners who live in Cape Cod-style or other traditional type homes. Shakes are often compared to wood shingles as well as other types of shingle roofs during the decision-making process. If you are looking for a new roof, you may be wondering which type is the right choice for your home; let’s take a closer look.
Asphalt shingles are typically the most affordable roofing choice when considering the cost of the material as well as the installation. Cedar shakes are more expensive to acquire and install.
Today’s asphalt roofs come in a wider variety of color and styles than ever before, but they are still somewhat limited in their aesthetic appeal. If you are looking for a roof type that will give your home a charming and traditional appeal, cedar shakes are likely your best bet.
Cedar shakes that are made of composite or that have been chemically treated to reduce insect infestation fare better than their traditional counterparts. The same holds true for all wood shingles. Shingles constructed of other materials can have issues with weather and wind damage and do not always provide the durability that homeowners seek.
Today’s cedar shakes can last longer than ever before, but they aren’t as resilient as shingles. Because of the damp, humid, and rainy weather that we often experience in our region, cedar shakes aren’t always the best option when looking for longevity. Shingles, on the other hand, can last for up to 30 years when properly maintained.
If you are building a new home, or it’s time to replace your current roof, give Team Roofing a call today. Our design experts can help you find the roofing type, color, and style, that best complements your home!