Cedar roofing is beautiful, with a distinctive charm that's often irresistible. While it costs more to install than some other options, many homeowners find themselves searching for cedar roofers—and Central Florida residents find the skilled professionals they need at Dynasty Building Solutions!
Since 2008, we’ve completed thousands of roofing projects, and our experienced team provides consistently exceptional workmanship and flawless results.
You might be wondering about the different types of cedar roofing Florida homeowners can choose from. Generally speaking, there are two types: cedar shingles and cedar shake. Read below for more information about the difference between the two.
No matter which type of cedar roof you choose, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that it’s covered by a lifetime warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Cedar Shake vs. Cedar Shingle
Many homeowners don’t understand the difference between cedar shake and cedar shingle. Both are made from cedar, but the similarities mostly stop there.
Cedar roofing shingles are machine-cut from a block of wood and are smooth. Shakes are hand-split from logs and are sometimes shaped by hand, although special machinery may be used.
Cedar shingles are graded 1, 2, and 3, with grade 1 being the best. The three basic options of shakes include tapersawn, medium split, and resawn:
- Tapersawn: This shake is smooth and resembles a cedar shingle.
- Medium Split: This type of shake has some texture on the surface.
- Resawn: If you want a rustic look, choose resawn shakes for their rich texture.
Cedar roofing offers impressive benefits including beauty, weather-resistant performance, energy efficiency, and durability. You will need to properly maintain a cedar roof by keeping it free of debris, cleaning the shingles or shakes, and applying treatments to prevent damage.
This cleaning and maintenance is best performed by professional roofers and should be done every two years.
While it requires a little extra maintenance, it’s well worth it to enjoy the unmatched beauty a cedar roof delivers.
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Dynasty Building Solutions is proud to be among the Central Florida roofers who offer cedar shake and other premium roofing services. Call today to learn more, or fill out our online form now to schedule a consultation.