Vero Beach Cedar Shakes
Wood shakes offer a natural look with a lot of character. Because of variations like color, width, thickness, or cut of the wood, no two shake roofs in Vero Beach will ever be the same.
Using cedar shakes for your Vero Beach roofing material offers some energy benefits, too. Cedar shakes help to insulate the attic and allows the house to breathe, circulating air through the small openings under the felt rows on which the wooden shingles are laid.
A wood shake roof, however, demands proper maintenance and repair, or it will not last as long as other roofing materials. Mold, rot, and insects can be a major problem for Vero Beach cedar shakes. The life cycle cost of a shake roof may be high when compared to other roofing materials, and unfortunately old shakes can't be recycled.
Most cedar shakes are unrated by fire safety codes. Many manufacturers use wipe or spray-on fire retardants, which offer less protection and are only effective for a few years. Some pressure-treated cedar shakes are impregnated with a fire retardant and meet national fire safety standards.
Installing wood roofing shakes is more complicated than roofing with composite shingles, and the quality of the finished roof depends on the experience of the Vero Beach roofing contractor as well as the caliber of the shake shingles you use. The best wood shakes come from the heartwood of large old cedar trees, which are difficult to find. Some roofing contractors maintain that shakes made from the outer wood of smaller cedars – the usual source today – are less uniform, more subject to twisting and warping, and don't last as long.
Cedar Shakes - a Natural Roofing Material for Your Vero Beach Home
Florida wood shingles are typically ½ inch in thickness which tapers to hundredths of an inch at the top while wood shakes may vary from ½ to ¾ inches in thickness. The advantages of using wood shake and shingled roofing materials are mostly that they provide your Florida home with a very attractive, unique and natural look. They blend in very well with their surrounding environment, really enhancing the landscape of a home. This is particularly true for those Vero Beach homes in rural areas where the surroundings are dotted by trees. They also provide excellent insulation properties which can help to make your Florida home more energy efficient, saving you potentially thousands of dollars over the course of a few years in heating and cooling bills.
Our Vero Beach Cedar Shakes Contractors Provide These Services
- Wood Shakes
- Cedar Shingles
- Cedar Shakes
- Shingle Shakes
- Shake Shingles
- Roofing Materials
- Roof Shakes
- Roofing Shingles
- Wood Siding
- Cedar Siding
- GAF Shingles
- Roof Repairs
Why Vero Beach Should Hire Us for Their Cedar Shakes
You can count on the team of professional Vero Beach roofing contractors at Panda Contractors to properly install, repair or maintain your cedar shakes roofing. We have over 40 years of experience as a fully insured and licensed Vero Beach roofing contractor, and our roofers are hand selected for their professionalism, courtesy and qualifications, ensuring you always get superior customer service and quality results.
Our Vero Beach roofers are high trained and continue to stay up to date on the latest roofing products and installation processes, and we also stay up to date on current building codes and permit requirements so that you roofing project is done correctly the first time. Contact us today to get started on your Vero Beach cedar shakes roofing project, and receive a free roofing estimate.
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