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What Is the Average Lifespan of a Cedar Shake Roof?

Cedar Shake RoofCedar shake roofs are a popular roofing material and for good reason. Constructed from wood shakes made from split logs, cedar shake roofs offer a unique and attractive look that many homeowners adore. In addition to being beautiful, cedar shake roofs are also incredibly durable and can help to improve the overall energy efficiency of a home. However, before investing in one for your home, you’ll likely want to know what the average lifespan of a cedar shake roof is. While the answer to that question varies, you can expect a cedar shake roof to last somewhere between 30 to 50 years, as long as it is:

Properly Maintained

Properly maintaining your cedar shake roof is key to increasing its lifespan. While the overall maintenance of this roof style isn’t too tedious, you will have to do some work every once in a while to keep your roof in tip-top shape. At least once a year you should remove debris and vegetation from your roof, pressure wash it, and clean out your gutters so that rainwater won’t back up and soak into the wooden shakes.

Installed Correctly

Proper installation plays a huge factor in the overall life expectancy of a cedar shake roof. When investing in this type of roof material, it’s essential that you hire professionals who specialize in installing it. If your cedar shake roof is not installed correctly, it may be more vulnerable to moisture damage and other forces that could drastically reduce its lifespan.

Cedar Shake Roofing From Shiner Exteriors

If you’re looking to have a cedar shake roof installed on your home, turn to the professionals at Shiner Exteriors. We’ve been in business since 1981, and in that time have mastered the art of installing cedar shake roofs. We only use the finest cedar shakes and roofing materials and we entrust the installation to our highly trained technicians, so you can count on receiving a cedar shake roof that is built to last.

For more information about the cedar shake roofing options we offer, contact Shiner Exteriors today.

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  • Location
    Oakton, VA
  • Date
    August, 2019
  • Project
    Roof & Gutter Replacement
  • Shingles
    CertainTeed® Landmark
  • Color
    Weathered Wood
  • Flashing
    Brown Metal
  • Gutters
    6" Seamless Aluminum (0.32)
  • Gutters Color
    Ivory
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