Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Cedar roofing is one of the country’s original roofing materials and has been used by homeowners for centuries. In the early days of home construction, the cedar shakes or shingles would be laid over specially spaced lathing strips that allowed the wood to naturally dry out. This gave these roofs a lifespan that withstood several generations.
However, in today’s home construction, a different type of installation utilizing an underlayment and extra insulation is used in roofing. While this has the benefit of increasing the air tightness of your home and preventing water from leaking into your indoor spaces, it has the negative impact of preventing the cedar shingles from properly drying. This leads to excess moisture that causes premature discoloration and roofing deterioration.
So while Malvern homeowners can expect their cedar roofing to have a natural lifespan of over 50 years, there are a few key maintenance steps you will have to take:
If you are interested in having cedar shakes installed on your Malvern home, we would be glad to show you all that is available. Our roofers atCertitude are continually being educated on all the roofing choices we offer, so that you can be sure you will receive the highest quality roofing materials and installation.
The natural look of cedar shake shingles add such beauty to a house and can make it seem so warm and inviting. Contact Certitude Home Improvements for a free estimate to have cedar shakes installed on your roof.
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