cedar roofing Edmonton
EXPERTS IN CEDAR ROOFING
A cedar shake has a split face exposure on one side giving it a more rustic appearance. It is smooth on the back. This allows you to have a more rustic appearance without compromising the integrity of the roof. Cedar Shake roofing in Edmonton is not as common as cedar shingles. They can really make your house stand out if you are looking for a more rustic look.
A cedar shingle is smooth on both sides to give it a more tailored appearance. Cedar shingles create a uniform appearance on your roof and give it great protection from the elements. Cedar shingles have a number of advantages including lifespan, appearance, insulation, and environmentally friendly.
There is also a Tapersawn Shake which is a hybrid of shingles and split shakes. Like a shingle, both faces are sawn, as are the edges, giving the tapersawn a uniform appearance. Thicker than shingles, the tapersawn shake has a heavier shadow line on the roof. It is cut on a shingle saw but because of its size and thickness, it is called a Shake.
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.