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Cedar Roofing

Cedar Roofing, Cedar Shingles and Shakes

Exterior Renovations cedar roofingChoose cedar roofing if you want a more natural look for your home. When compared to asphalt shingles, cedar roofing is a great choice. Cedar shingles last close to 20-25 years, the life span of many asphalt shingles. Their price is generally higher but the beauty of a cedar roof is second to none.

A shake is a basic wooden shingle that is made from split logs. Shakes have traditionally been used for roofing and siding applications around the world. Higher grade shakes are typically used for roofing purposes, while the lower grades are used for siding purposes. In either situation, properly installed shakes provide long lasting weather protection and a rustic aesthetic, though they require more maintenance than some other more modern weatherproofing systems. The term shake is sometimes used as a colloquialism for all wood shingles, though shingles are sawn rather than split. In North America shakes are typically made from Western Red Cedar.

There are various types of shakes, the main differentiating feature between shakes and other types of shingles is that shakes are split while most shingles are sawn on all sides. The sizes also vary from country to country; in North America shakes are usually made in 16,18 and 24-inch lengths.

You have many options if you are thinking of replacing your home’s roof with cedar, our recommendation is:

Certi- Grade Number 1 Blue Label® – The premium grade of shingles for roofs and sidewalls. These top-grade shingles are 100% heartwood, 100% clear and 100% edge grain. Available in 16″ or 18″ or 24″ lengths.

Certi-Split® Hand-Split Shakes – These shakes have split faces and sawn backs. Cedar logs are first cut into desired lengths. Blanks or boards of proper thickness are split and then run diagonally through a band saw to produce two tapered shakes from each blank. Available in Premium Grade (100% edge grain) or Number 1 Grade (Up to 20% flat grain allowed in each bundle). While the initial cost might be slightly more, the longevity over inferior grades will more than make up the cost.

Exterior Renovations  is a premier Maryland roofing contractor. We handle roof replacements and construction throughout Maryland. We’ve helped homeowners in Montgomery County, MD maintain and replace their cedar roofs according to homeowner’s association guidelines. Learn more about our roofing services





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Exterior Renovation’s crew has years of experience installing cedar roofs in the Maryland area. Let our experts go over the different options for your cedar roof replacement.

Exterior Renovation’s crew provides replacement roofing throughout Maryland including the following communities:

Rockville, Bethesda, Olney, Gaithersburg Germantown, Poolesville, Damascus, Frederick, New Market,  and other communities within Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, Carrol County and Anarundel

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Customer service is our focus.  We are committed to providing superior external home renovation services.  Our professionals have years of experience in home renovation projects We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and we are dedicated to completing each project on time, within budget and in a professional manner.