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RESIDENTIAL ROOFING

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Radiant Barrier Plywood

Roof Ventilation Systems

Cedar Shake Roofing

Tile Roofing Systems

Metal Roofing Systems

Slate Roofing Systems

 

ROOFING ACCESSORIES

Roof Vent Louvers

Power Fans

Roofing Ventilation Systems

Roofing Under-layments

Roofing Skylights

Roofing Flashings

Gutters

Copper Bay Windows

 
ROOFING MAINTENANCE

Emergency Leak Service

Total Home Care

Shingle Roof Repairs

Flat Roof Repairs

Roofing Inspections
Chimney Repairs

Plumbing Vent Repairs

Squirrel-Raccoon Damage
Roof Cleaning and Services

 

REPLACEMENT WINDOWS

Windows Main

Anderson Windows

Pella Windows

Marvin Windows

JeldWen Windows

General Aluminum Windows

Alside Windows

Simonton Windows

Certainteed Windows

Atrium Windows

Replacement Doors

 

EXTERIOR SIDING

Vinyl Siding

Aluminum Fascia Wrap

Vinyl Siding Repairs

James Hardie Siding

Cultured Stone

Brick Work Repairs

Soffits & Fascia Wood Repairs

Soffit Vents

 

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Roofing Photo Galleries

Remodeling Projects
Window Galleries

Skylight Galleries

Chimney Flashings

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Cedar Shake Roofing - Wood Shingles - Wood Shakes Repairs

Cedar Shake Roof looking a little rough? Let us restore and or replace your cedar shake roof. Most of Dallas was Cedar wood shingles at one time. A few remain. We can restore most Cedar Roofs. Add ventilation systems to stop curling cedar shakes. The reason Cedar starts to curl is from the sun drying the top side of the cedar leaving the overlaps and underside moist. When the sun hits the cedar, they will curl. Its wise to pressure wash and treat your Cedar Roof just as you would your fence. Most contractors wont even think of pressure washing cedar roofs, we have the right equipment and knowledge to restore your cedar roof today!

True historical cedar roofs were not put over plywood. They were installed over 1x4 slant boards. Leaving the underneath exposed to the attic and proper drying methods. When the cedar roof was dry, you could access the attic and notice little day light spots where the Cedar has shrunk. When it rains the Cedar would absorb the rain and shed the water once saturated. Bare in mind, the Cedar back then was also twice as thick or what's considered now as the Cedar Shake "Heavies"

New construction standards changed the installation process once plywood was invented. Cedar Shake is cut at 22" lengths. Felting is 30lb felt rolls cut in half. Lapped at 10" exposure. Leaving 2" to tuck the Cedar Shake under every third course.

Cedar shake roofs were once all over Dallas and still have some pockets of finer homes where Cedar is all that was considered. Due to increased fire rates on insurance and the big hail storm of 95. Cedar has become a thing of the past here in DFW. Most of the older homes in the big hail storm were covered over with a 30 year shingle. Some of the older home buyers in Dallas find a real rude surprise when they go to get a roofing estimate and find there is an additional layer over an existing Cedar Roof. Leaving them stuck with the costs of adding plywood. 

When it comes to the appearance of Cedar Shake, nothing compares. 

Preserving a Cedar Shake *Wood Shingle* Roofing System

Normally there is a chemical sprayed onto the cedar when manufactured. A fire-retardant. This breaks down with weather as all exterior wood products due to aged sun and the weather elements.

Simply pressure washing and staining your Cedar Roof will preserve it versus not doing any maintenance at all. Using a cedar breather under the shakes would also prevent the cedar from curling up as fast.

Its a proven fact::

If you put 3" strips of copper every 4th course under the lower end of the 5th course. The chemicals with in the copper will drip down and continuously clean your cedar roof for years to come. A Roofer Fact!

Dallas located Cedar Shake Supplier. Very few are left in the area. Shake and Shingle Supply hangs on.

Cedar Supply is another reputable supplier for all your cedar and redwood decking needs

Ready Seal is highly suggested and recommended to preserve your Cedar Shake Roof

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