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High-Quality & Affordable Wilmington Cedar Shake Roofing Repair, Replacement & Installation
Are you contemplating putting on a cedar wood shingle roof on to your Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington roof if you have spaced sheathing or solid decking (nothing rotting). The cedar shingles will be nailed to your sheathing.
Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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.
Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink / Pakehakink) is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain.
As of the 2017 United States Census estimate, the city’s population is 72,846. It is the fifth least populous city in the U.S. to be the most populous in its state. The Wilmington Metropolitan Division, comprising New Castle County, DE, Cecil County, MD and Salem County, NJ, had an estimated 2016 population of 719,876. The Delaware Valley metropolitan area, which includes the cities of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey, had a 2016 population of 6,070,500, and a combined statistical area of 7,179,357.