Common Questions about Cedar Shake Roofing


Cedar shake roofing provides a great combination of aesthetic and functional benefits. It provides a desirable organic appearance while also holding up strongly against Mother Nature. Because it also functions as an insulator, cedar shake roofing can help to regulate the temperature in your house, meaning you can rely less on your HVAC system, which can save you money on your energy bills. Here's a look at some of the frequently asked questions about cedar shake roofing.

How long does cedar shake roofing last?

The lifespan of your cedar shake roof will largely depend on maintenance and weather conditions, but you can expect this roofing to hold up well for at least 20 to 30 years. And with proper maintenance and agreeable weather, it can last for more than 50 years.

Does cedar shake roofing need to be treated?

Because cedar naturally resists insects, moisture, and fungi, it likely won't be necessary for you to treat your cedar shake roofing, though there are products you can use to add protection. Cedar shake roofing will naturally fade to a grayish color over time, so you may want to use a stain to give it the appearance you desire.

What is the best type of cedar for roofing?

Western red cedar is generally the desired option for cedar roofing. White cedar is sometimes used for roofing, and does a decent job resisting decay. However, western red cedar offers greater insulation. Also, it's cellular composition is stronger, enabling it to stand up more strongly to extreme weather.

How much does cedar shake roofing cost?

There can be significant differences in price depending on the product you select, but cedar shakes tend to cost $4.00 to $10.00 per square foot. You can consult your roofing contractor on which type of shake will provide the best roofing for your budget.

How often will I need to clean my cedar shake roofing?

Typically, cedar shake roofing should be thoroughly cleaned every 5 to 7 years. It is rather dangerous to properly clean cedar shake roofing, so it's definitely best to leave this job to a professional roofer who has the proper equipment and training.

If you need a new roof for your home, be sure to entrust the work to an experienced roofer. For cedar shake roofing in Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Inglewood, and Long Beach, CA, contact the experts at Accurate Roofing at (424) 348-7582. Accurate Roofing also specializes in roof leak repair in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Feel free to give Accurate Roofing a call today to request a free roofing quote in Los Angeles!


Accurate Roofing Blog
Posted: March 29, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ