Pros & Cons of Cedar Shake Roofing for Your Dayton, Ohio Home
Shake roofing, usually made of cedar, gives you a good combination of style of longevity in a roof. If you’re looking to sell your home fairly soon, cedar shake roofs installed can give your home something extra, increasing both its curb appeal and your potential profit on the house.
Shake roofs typically last for 20 to 30 years, which is about 10 years longer than the average asphalt shingle roof. Cedar also acts as a natural insulator, which can help with energy efficiency.
However, cedar shake roofs, since they are wood, are very susceptible to fire damage. This may also lead to a higher premium on your homeowners insurance policy. However, it is possible to treat cedar shake roofs to make them more fire-resistant.
You will also have to check and maintain cedar shake roofs periodically to prevent mold growth.
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If you’re considering having a cedar shake roof put down on your home, make sure you hire a reputable roofing contractor with experience like American Way Exteriors LLC. If the nails in cedar shake roofs aren’t properly placed, warping may occur. We’ll make sure this doesn’t happen.
American Way Exteriors can help you decide whether cedar shake is the right choice for your roof replacement.
We service Southwestern Ohio, including these areas:
- Dayton, OH
- Liberty Township, OH
- Mason, OH
- Beavercreek, OH
- Springboro, OH
- Centerville, OH
- Oakwood, OH
Please give us a call if you’d like to learn more, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment.