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What are the key factors in determining whether you should repair or replace your Cedar Shake Roof?
Missing Shakes, Broken Shakes or Rotten Shakes: If you only have a few shakes that are missing or broken you can likely have those pieces repaired and the roof will function properly. Exception: Your roof is shedding numerous shakes on a regular basis and the replacement of these is shakes is becoming tedious and predictable.
My wood shake roof is leaking. An isolated leak or two is not a problem that should [...]
Comments Off on Alaskan Yellow Cedar is the Best Roof Covering You’ve Never Heard Of
Here at Renaissance Roofing, we utilize a wide variety of roofing materials, and always go the extra mile to educate our clients about their options when restoring their roof. We evaluate the architectural style and surroundings of the home or building, as well as the expected maintenance demands. One very compelling choice for those who appreciate the elegant look of natural wood is Alaskan Yellow Cedar (AYC).
Available in both shingles and shakes (shakes are thicker, more irregular, and have a rustic look), AYC is still a relatively unknown material for most property owners. Even calling it cedar is misleading, as these old-growth trees are actually members of the Cypress family. Grown in the Pacific Northwest, the short growing seasons produce thinner growth rings, and this translates to a heavier, stronger and more durable alternative to [...]