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Roofing Types: Cedar Shake Shingles

Explore Different Roofing Types: Cedar Shake Shingles

Replacing your old, damaged roof is one of the best ways to protect your home from the elements. When you’re planning a roof replacement, you have to make an important decision about which material to install. So, which one is right for your home? We’re here to help you explore different options. Below, explore one of these different roofing types: cedar shake shingles. 

To learn more tips about planning your roof replacement or to speak to one of our expert contractors about your upcoming project, please call us at 704-610-1942 or contact us online.

Why Cedar Shake Shingles?

Cedar shake shingles are made from natural wood and are a popular alternative to asphalt shingles. Cedar shake shingles are available in a variety of options including square and rectangular planks in a number of different colors so you can create a beautiful aesthetic for your home.

These shingles are made from North American cedar trees and are either hand-split or sawed into a tapered thickness. The hand-split shingles result in a more rustic look while the tapersawn option has a smoother finish.

The Different Grades of Cedar Shake Shingles

If you’re considering cedar shake shingles for your roof replacement, there are three different grades that you can choose. You can learn more about each one below: 

Common grade cedar shake shingles: The cheapest option on the market, they are primarily made from wood scraps that are left over from higher-quality cuts of wood. While they are a cost-effective option, they are also more likely to split and warp compared to the other two grades. 

Selects grade cedar shake shingles: A mid-range option, these shingles are made from a combination of common grade and straight grain wood with a mix of around 80% straight grain and 20% common. This results in a more durable shingle option, while still helping to keep the price lower. 

100% straight grain cedar shake shingles: The highest grade available, this is the best-quality cedar shake shingle because each shingle is hand selected and has a straight grain. This means that the shingles will lay flat and won’t curl at the edges over time. Of course, 100% straight grain shingles are the most expensive of the three grades.

Benefits of Cedar Shake Shingles

Are you still wondering if cedar shake shingles are right for your roof installation ? Here’s a closer look at the benefits of choosing this material: 

Durability: Cedar shake shingles are resistant to high winds and heavy rain, making them a great choice for the Charlotte area. They’re also resistant to insects and rot. 

Energy efficiency: Cedar shake shingles have natural insulation, helping to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Sustainability: These shingles are an eco-friendly option, as cedar is a renewable resource that can be replaced after it’s harvested. 

Boosted property value: Cedar shake shingles are eye-catching and durable, making them a selling point for potential homebuyers. 

How to Maintain Cedar Shake Shingles

To keep your cedar shake shingles looking great, you should plan to get your roof professionally inspected at least once per year. Beyond that, you can get it professionally deep-cleaned every five to seven years or so. 

Hiring a professional roof cleaner helps to ensure that the shingles aren’t damaged in the process. Our team here at SHS Pros would be happy to come out to your home to inspect or clean your roof as needed.

Why Choose SHS Pros?

Don’t settle for less than the best when it comes to your cedar shake shingle installation. Our team has been working with local homeowners like you for more than 20 years, all while maintaining an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Hiring our team can give you peace of mind that your project will go smoothly. 

Schedule Your Cedar Shake Shingle Installation

When you’re ready to replace your roof with a beautiful, high-quality material, we’ll be here for you. To get started, please call us at 704-610-1942 or contact us online

FAQs About Cedar Shake Shingles

How much do cedar shake shingles cost?

The cost of your cedar shake roof will vary based on the specifics of your project like the shingle grade you choose. After chatting with our team, you’ll receive a free quote to help you budget for your installation. 

How long do cedar shake shingles last?

With regular upkeep and maintenance, your cedar shake shingles can last around 30 years or beyond, making them a great investment for your home.