High-Quality & Affordable New Castle Cedar Shake Roofing Repair, Replacement & Installation
Are you contemplating putting on a cedar wood shingle roof on to your New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle roof if you have spaced sheathing or solid decking (nothing rotting). The cedar shingles will be nailed to your sheathing.
New Castle 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 New Castle 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.
New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles (10 km) south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 5,285.
New Castle was originally settled by the Dutch West India Company in 1651, under the leadership of Peter Stuyvesant, on the site of a former aboriginal village, “Tomakonck” (“Place of the Beaver”), to assert their claim to the area based on a prior agreement with the aboriginal inhabitants of the area. The Dutch originally named the settlement Fort Casimir, but this was changed to Fort Trinity (Swedish: Trefaldighet) following its seizure by the colony of New Sweden on Trinity Sunday, 1654. The Dutch conquered the entire colony of New Sweden the following year and rechristened the fort Nieuw-Amstel (“New Amstel”). This marked the end of the Swedish colony in Delaware as an official entity, but it remained a semi-autonomous unit within the New Netherland colony and the cultural, social, and religious influence of the Swedish settlers remained strong. As the settlement grew, Dutch authorities laid out a grid of streets and established the town common (The “Green”), which continue to this day.