Edina, MN Cedar Roofing Installation
Installing a new cedar roof is an excellent way to improve your home’s curb appeal and property value. Cedar shake and shingle roofs are considered to be among the most beautiful roofing materials available. In addition to adding charming style to your roof line, cedar roofing offers several benefits that make it preferable when compared to other roofing materials such as asphalt shingles. One of the most significant impacts of choosing a cedar shake roof is that it provides more effective insulation than asphalt shingles, making it so you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Although, cedar roofing materials are typically more expensive than other materials, they will outlast traditional shingle roofs by up to a decade. With proper maintenance, your cedar shake roof can provide you beautiful, effective roofing for many years. Call us today to learn more about the advantages of cedar roofing installation in Edina, MN.
We are the cedar roofing experts you can rely on to complete virtually any cedar roofing project. All of our roofers are certified by the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau as Approved Installers.
Differences Between Cedar Shakes and Shingles
Initially, cedar shingles were produced by sawing shingles from a larger block, where cedar shakes were split using a mallet and froe. This means that cedar shingles are more refined in their appearance and construction, and cedar shakes create a cozier, more rustic appearance.
Today, cedar shakes are produced by machines that saw them on at least one side. Some cedar shakes are grooved to create the illusion that they were split by hand with the traditional mallet and froe. Even though modern cedar shakes are usually not hand split, they maintain the traditional dimensions of a hand-split shake, which makes them larger than cedar shingles.
The most significant difference between cedar shingles and shakes is that shingles are produced more exactly than shakes. Practically, this means that shakes don’t always lay flat because they are uneven, which can mean that they may be more vulnerable to wind damage from high winds. To combat the potential for storm damage, a layer of felt is interwoven between layers of cedar shakes, creating a watertight seal.
In contrast, cedar shingles always lay flat and don’t include an interwoven layer of felt. Instead, like asphalt shingles, cedar shingles are installed with three layers of shingles overlapping at any given point. This multilayered construction creates a weather resistant barrier that is able to stand up to the toughest storms.
Get a free estimate for cedar roofing installation in Edina, MN by calling Capital Construction today. While you have us on the phone, ask us about our limited lifetime warranty included with every new roof.