Your Friendly Neighborhood Professionals for your Cedar Shake Roofing Project in NY
We, at On Time Roofing wants to help you improve the quality of your life by giving you the best roof for your home. That is why every one of us in our team will do our best to provide you with whatever you may need in terms of home roof replacements and repairs. Rest assured that we want you to be satisfied with working with us.
Proof of our professionalism at Roofing New City NY is the fact that we are a fully licensed and insured company. We are also certified by many of the country’s leading construction material manufacturers who trust us with their names and reputation because of our ability to use their products in the best excellently.
As part of our range of quality roofing services, On Time Roofing can set up your homes with great cedar wood shake roofing, which can be a great feature for your house.
Cedar, or to be specific, the Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) is a type of wood that is great for roofing because it is resilient against warping and rot.
Shakes vs Shingles
There is some confusion about the difference between shake and shingle roofing. In fact, it’s quite common to see the two words being interchanged. However, it is important to distinguish between the two because their characteristics contribute in deciding which one will be best for your home’s needs.
The difference between the two starts with how they are made. Shingles are made by sawing the wood into even-sized panels. This gives them a uniform size.
On the other hand, shakes are made lumber being split along the grain, then sawing them to the desired size. This causes an unevenly-shaped panel, with one end thicker than the other. However, because there is less interference along the wood’s natural lines, shakes are general much sturdier than shingles.
Why Get a Shake Roof?
There are several advantages in having a cedar shake roof for your home:
Wooden shake roofs can last a long time; even more so for cedar which can protect your home for up to 30 years.
Cedar roofs are stronger than those made from common roofing materials. If installed properly they can withstand extreme weather such as storms, hail, and blizzards. Changing temperatures also won’t cause them to change shape and crack.
Cedar and other types of wooden shakes are great at absorbing the sun’s heat and ultraviolet radiation. They are also great insulators. As a result, having a wooden roof can help you keep your heating and cooling expenses low.
Cedar roofs are sustainable materials, because they literally grow from trees. Even after their service life, old cedar shakes can be easily recycled and reused into various other products.
There’s something classic and historic about a cedar roof house. Their grayish hue gives an organic, frontier look to a home that adds to the house’s beauty and value.
In having a cedar or wooden shake roof, there are some things to keep in mind that are inherent in using the material for your home.
Compared to other roofing materials, wooden shakes are quite expensive; even more so for cedar. They also cost more to install.
Wood and cedar roofs also require more looking after. Factors such as rot, mildew, moss, and fungus means that your roof will require more frequent maintenance to ensure that they will last as long as they can.
It will be therefore advisable to have a professional roofing company and contractor to help you decide whether a cedar or wooden roof is best for your home. While you’re at it, make sure that whoever installs it knows what they’re doing in case you decide to give your home a cedar roof, or contact us to get a free roofing estimate.
Get the Experts to Do It
We at On Time Roofing are experienced at installing wood shakes on houses’ roofs. We can assure you that the cedar and wood shake roof we install for you will protect your home and your family for a long time, and look good while it’s doing it. See samples of our work here.
If you live in the NY state area, why not let us help you out with your roofing and construction projects? You can see us at our office at 40 Mt Joy Pl New Rochelle, NY 10801; call us at (914) 924-4869, or send us a message.