Can Roofing Shingles Look Like Cedar Shakes?
Cedar shake roofs have been a popular style for centuries. Though undeniably charming, real cedar shake roofing can be more of a burden than it’s worth. Not only is cedar shake one of the most expensive roofing materials on the market, but it’s also highly susceptible to rot, insect intrusion, and mold growth, making it an impractical choice for many homeowners.
Industry advancements, however, have led to the development of synthetic cedar shake roofing shingles, which look just like the real thing but are far more affordable and easier to maintain. With these shingles, you can enjoy the traditional beauty of cedar shake alongside the benefits of modern roofing materials.
Synthetic Cedar Shake
One of the most realistic-looking options for synthetic cedar shake roofing is fiberglass roofing from CertainTeed. These roofing shingles are carefully sculpted to mimic the appearance of hand-split wood and offer a traditional rustic design. They are available in a wide selection of colors and can be made to look like natural or treated wood.
CertainTeed fiberglass roofing is not only beautiful, it’s also a practical choice for your home’s roof. Featuring a durable fiberglass asphalt construction, these roofing shingles are built to withstand strong winds, heavy rain, hail storms, and other weather extremes. They are also tightly sealed to prevent shingle blow-off and water intrusion, and are much less flammable than real wood, making them a safe and secure choice for your home’s roof. And, perhaps best of all, fiberglass roofing is a more cost-effective choice than real wood, so your budget doesn’t have to stand between you and a gorgeous roof.
Harley Exteriors – a family-owned roofing company that’s been serving Seattle homeowners since 2002 – installs fiberglass shake roofing that’s designed for Western Washington homes. We would be happy to tell you more and provide a free estimate. Contact us today to get started.