cedar roofing Edmonton
EXPERTS IN CEDAR ROOFING
Cedar Shingles and Cedar Shakes are two different things, although both are made of cedar. Here is a quick guide to Cedar Shakes vs Cedar Shingles.
Cedar shingles or shakes have many different grades and cuts. They are distinguished by Blue, Red and Black labels. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to assist you to choose which product is best for your roof.
A cedar shake has a split face exposure on one side giving it a more rustic appearance. It is sawn smooth on the back.
Based on the fact that shakes are more irregular, compared with the precisely milled shingles, they don’t lay as flat when installed on a roof. This unevenness can provide a great textured look but can leave tiny gaps in the system, making it susceptible to penetration from wind-blown rain, snow, and debris. Installers will place a layer of felt paper between the shakes to protect against the weather. Shakes are generally installed in 2 layers. Meanwhile, shingles sit flatter and even and thus never need felt paper. They are usually installed in a pattern that ensures there are three overlapping layers covering the entire roof.