Cedar Shake

Cedar Shake Roofing Company in Federal Way, Tacoma, Lakewood

Wood roofing provides a unique look for your home

cedar shake roofing

Cedar shake roofs are a beautiful and durable roofing option.

Cedar shakes and shingles have been used for hundreds of years. They have proven their longevity in actual weather conditions, in all types of climates. Cedar shakes help produce a roof that is visually appealing, with a rustic look that is so popular that other roofing products, such as clay and concrete tiles, have versions that are made to look like cedar shakes.

At Patriot Roofing, we install high-quality cedar shake roofing to give your home a beautiful, unique appearance that will last for years to come. Our cedar shakes are designed to withstand all types of weather and ensure your home is completely protected.

Before and After
  • Lakewood Traditional Made New
    Lakewood Traditional Made New

    Lakewood Traditional Made New

    Cedar is a beautiful roofing material, but when it's at the end of it's life leaking, mildew and mold can cause real issues for homeowners.  This customer wanted the same look on their traditional Lakewood home, but without all of the problems from old age. 

    A new cedar shake roofing system, new Velux Skylights and all new finishes gives the same look with all the updated standards and performanc.

  • Two-Story Traditional Reroof in University Place
    Two-Story Traditional Reroof in University Place

    Two-Story Traditional Reroof in University Place

    This beautiful two-story reroof project started with a failing cedar shake roof.  The shakes were curled, cracked and exposing the underlayment and causing moisture problems.  

    We replaced the cedar shakes with new composite asphalt shingles from Certainteed with a shake-look but with more durability.  The Presidential Shake shingle is a perfect product to replace cedar shakes because it's built to endure our wet Pacific Northwest weather but have a similar aesthetic to cedar.  The Shadow Gray color these homeowners chose give it a nice weathered-cedar look too.

Why choose cedar shake roofing

Wooden roofs can be surprisingly long-lasting and cedar is no exception. Here are some of the advantages associated with cedar shakes:

  • Strong: The Western red cedar is one of the strongest woods in the world. Additionally, cedar wood has a very low shrinkage rate. That means it installs easily, lying flat and straight, and tends to hold nails very tightly over time.
  • Resistant: Cedar contains natural preservatives that resist not only insects but moisture as well, which is the greatest enemy of a wooden roofing product. By resisting moisture, cedar is less likely to decay and can be used in different climates throughout the country.
  • Natural insulation: Cedar wood is able to provide a strong layer of insulation on a home which leads to cooler temperatures inside in the summer and retained warmth in the winter.
  • Good-looking: Cedar shakes are a popular choice, in part, because of the distinctive look that the cedar wood provides. Early on, cedar shakes have a honey or cinnamon hue. Over time, that transforms into a silvery gray that many homeowners find equally attractive.
  • Long-lasting: If installed properly, cedar shakes can last for up to 40 years. Not only do cedar shakes naturally resist moisture and insects, but cedar wood also has a natural preservative that helps to block out the UV rays of the sun. Additionally, many manufacturers coat cedar shakes with a fire resistant product.
  • Resale value: Because of the many advantages of cedar, homes with cedar shakes tend to sell more easily, particularly if the roof is fairly new. The potential new owner knows the cedar is resistant to many of the problems that can shorten the life of other wood roofs, and can expect many years without the expense of a new roof.

Cedar shakes come at higher cost than asphalt shingle roofing, but the investment usually lasts a lifetime. When properly installed and maintained, cedar shakes are fantastic roofing option.

Upgrade your roof with cedar shakes in Puget Sound Area

If you're interested in a cedar shake roof for your home, Patriot Roofing is here to help! We install quality cedar shake roofing, and we'll help you get the perfect roof for your needs. Call us today at 1-844-386-0761 or contact us online to get a free estimate in Federal Way, Tacoma, Lakewood, Poulsbo, Gig Harbor , Kent, University Place , Renton, Seattle, Auburn and throughout the surrounding areas.

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1623 Stone Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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