Pros and Cons of Cedar Shake Roofing
Cedar shake roofs or wood shake are made out of split logs and provide a unique look due to the thick body and length of every shingle. Meaning each shingle that is laid out is different. This is probably one of the oldest types of roofing that exist and you will see it on homes that were built before the 1970s.
The one drawback to cedar shake roofing is they have an expected lifespan of only 15 years. Now that may seem like a long time but not to certain manufactures that provide warranties on roofing material as far 50 years down the road.
Cedar shake roofing tiles may not be a good choice in Bakersfield, Ca because of how hot the city gets and could significantly reduce the lifespan of these types of roofing systems.
Also since Cedar shake roofs are made from wood home insurance cost may rise. The reason for this is insurance companies see the wood shake roofing as a fire hazard compared to other roofing materials like metal or tile shingles.
Now it’s not all bad news when it comes to cedar shake roofing. This type of material acts as organic insulation more than two times as much as a more common roofing material like asphalt shingles. This will make it possible for your home to save on heating and cooling bills.