At Switzer Construction, some of our favourite roofing materials to install in the Red Deer area are cedar shakes. These shakes come in a variety of styles that are suitable for most homes with a decent roof overhang. Cedar shakes are a perfect fit for century homes or even to give a modern home that timeless appearance.
Over time, the stain on cedar shakes will fade, revealing a more wintery shade that you may have seen on many European-style homes. Some find this natural look more appealing, but if you want to maintain the stained look, a new stain can be applied every 5 years as needed.
The benefits of cedar shakes go beyond appearance, they also have some unique attributes, such as:
Although installing cedar shakes will most likely mean a high cost in materials, they are considered a long-term investment which can help raise your home’s resale value.
Our team in Red Deer also has a background in repairing cedar shakes. Most cedar shake repairs occur as a result of an inexperienced installer. Nevertheless, once repaired, your cedar shakes will last upwards of 40 years before requiring a replacement.
If cedar shakes are the right fit for your home, pair it with the right installer – call Switzer Construction in Red Deer today!