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High-Quality & Affordable Ellendale Cedar Shake Roofing Repair, Replacement & Installation
Are you contemplating putting on a cedar wood shingle roof on to your Ellendale home? Or maybe you are looking to repair a cedar wood roof already on your house, or replace an aging or storm damaged cedar shake roof.
We find many homeowners in Ellendale love cedar shake roofs because of the natural and rustic appearance that they offer. Cedar shake takes extreme specialization. Whether it is a cedar wood repair or cedar shake roof replacement, you want a cedar shake roofing company that is familiar with the process from start to finish.
Why Consider Cedar Shake Shingles?
There are numerous benefits and advantages for investing in a cedar shake roof, such as:
- Weather Resistance: Cedar wood holds up extremely well to decay, storm damage, and insects. It is a low-density material that lies flat.
- Eco-Friendly: Natural insulators
- Options: Many styles and sizes available on the marketplace today
- Fights moss growth
Cedar shake has been used going back to the Colonial period – and is just as practical now as it was then. With beautiful colors, and strong material, cedar shake is a fantastic roofing material to consider.
Cedar Shake Installation
Unlike a slate roof that is extremely heavy, a cedar shake roof is lightweight and easy to install. Perhaps you already have an asphalt shingle roof that is nearing the end of its life after 15 or 20 years, or perhaps your existing roof has storm damage, and you need a full roof replacement. A cedar shake roof can be installed on your Ellendale roof if you have spaced sheathing or solid decking (nothing rotting). The cedar shingles will be nailed to your sheathing.
Ellendale Cedar Shake Roof Replacement
How do you know if your cedar shake roof shingles need to be replaced? Are they:
- Curling along the edge?
- Damaged from a recent storm?
- Suffering from moss growth?
- Lifted from a wind storm?
If your cedar roof shingles are damaged, you may need to have those shingles replaced with a properly fitted cedar shake shingle nailed into place.
How to maintain & care for your Cedar Shake Roof?
Caring for your cedar shake roof can extend its lifespan. The more exposure to moisture your roof has, it can begin to decay. Some things to do to maintain your roof are removing debris, removing stains, repairing damaged shingles, eliminating nearby tree branches.
If maintained properly, a wood shingle roof can last for 30 or more years.
This is why you want to work with a Ellendale roofing company that specializes in cedar shake shingles installation and replacement.
Example of What Kinds of Cedar Shake are available?
There are handsplit shakes, tapersawn shakes, and shingles
Handsplit Shakes: can typically be found in 18 or 24 inch lengths. They have a natural look and charm to them.
Tapersawn: Offer a thicker appearance and shadow than shingles.
Shingles: Smoothest appearance & typically even thickness.
Ellendale is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The population was 381 at the 2010 census, an increase of 16.5% since 2000. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ellendale is the “Gateway to Delaware’s Resort Beaches” because it is the town located on U.S. Highway 113, the resort area’s westernmost border, and Delaware Route 16, the resort area’s northernmost border with the eastern border being the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean and the southern border being the state line with Maryland.
Ellendale started as a forest and swamp on the divide between the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay. The swamp was the hunting grounds of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe until they were driven out by the Lenni Lenape Tribe on the Battle Green near Chestnut Ridge, a hill on Ellendale’s north side. The Lenape Trace, a main thoroughfare of a trail, passed through Ellendale as a Native American trade route from Pocomoke City, Maryland to Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. With the arrival of Europeans, the Ellendale area was a province of fur traders and hunters. Early in the 18th century, farming and timbering pushed back the swamp that once covered the area. The tract of land on which the town would later be built was originally deeded in 1740 as “Bennett’s Pleasure”.