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High-Quality & Affordable Laurel Cedar Shake Roofing Repair, Replacement & Installation
Are you contemplating putting on a cedar wood shingle roof on to your Laurel 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 Laurel 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 Laurel roof if you have spaced sheathing or solid decking (nothing rotting). The cedar shingles will be nailed to your sheathing.
Laurel 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 Laurel 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.
Laurel is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The population was 3,708 at the 2010 census. Laurel is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. It once hosted the Laurel Blue Hens of the Eastern Shore Baseball League.
The site of the town of Laurel was a Nanticoke Indian settlement known as Broad Creek Town during most of the eighteenth century. Its Nanticoke name is unknown. The Indian settlement was created on tracts known as Bachelor’s Delight and Greenland in 1711 when the government of Maryland, who originally claimed this part of Delaware, set aside land for the Nanticoke Indians. Nearly all the Indian settlers left within 50 years, relocating to western Pennsylvania. The present town was laid out along the Broad Creek in the 1790s and was named for the laurel bushes that grew alongside the creek.