Cedar Roofing Excellence in Victoria
Introducing Cedar Roofing Cedar roofing, crafted from cedar shakes and cedar shingles, emanates a natural allure coupled with a rustic essence. It’s not just a roofing choice; it’s an aesthetic statement. Be it cedar shakes or cedar shingles, you’re embracing a fusion of nature’s durability and unmatched elegance.
Cedar Shakes Benefits:
- Enhances property aesthetics naturally
- Boasts of long-lasting durability
- Superior quality assurance
- Eco-friendly: A 100% natural, sustainable choice
- A greener alternative to asphalt shingles
- Offers diverse width options for a varied appeal
Cedar Shingles Benefits:
- Radiates a timeless Cape Cod appearance
- Unparalleled durability
- Premium quality consistency
- Boosts property’s curb appeal
- Environment-friendly and sustainable
- Eco-friendlier than asphalt variants
- Multiple exposure and width choices for a versatile look
Steps to Cedar Roof Installation:
- Start with underlayment placement.
- Fix the drip edge along eaves.
- Position the ice/water shield over the drip edge, at the roof’s lower part.
- Lay 15-pound felt over the ice shield, ensuring overlap.
- Install the starter course with 12-inch wide cedar shakes.
- Layer the second course directly over the starter for alignment.
- Maintain a minimum of 1-inch spacing between cedar shake joints across layers.
- Ensure overlapping to shield against weather and concealed nailing.
- Use steel or galvanized nails for affixing cedar shakes.
- Customize shakes for vents, flashing, and valleys.
- Employ galvanized flashing for valleys, and rubber boot with caulk for vents.
- Complete with galvanized ridge flashing and caulk over any exposed nails.
Cedar Roof Maintenance & Repair: At Vintage Roofing, we specialize in cedar shake and shingle repairs, ensuring your cedar roof stands the test of time and unforeseen calamities.
- Replace and restore ridge caps, damaged or decayed shingles, or shakes.
- Introduce metal shims for cracks and overlaps to avert future leaks.
- Examine and refurbish vents, valleys, and flashings.
- Regular upkeep can prolong your cedar roof’s lifespan. With the rising cost of cedar, restoring or repairing an existing roof is a prudent choice.
- Cedar’s silver hue evolution ensures hassle-free blending for replaced parts.
Cedar Roof Restoration Tips:
Topical Treatments: The Cedar Bureau recommends products that are:
- Accompanied by a safety-focused MSDS.
- Labelled specifically for cedar roof treatment or endorsed by the manufacturer.
- Water repellent, UV inhibitors, and/or certified wood preservatives.
- Backed by a manufacturer’s guarantee.
Avoid products that:
- Provide exaggerated promises.
- Claim fire resistance without certification.
- Seal, waterproof, or contain harmful elements like unfortified linseed oil or diesel.
Power Washing: Only be performed by professionals. Incorrectly done, it can damage the roof. If power washing is deemed necessary, a topical treatment should follow for roof restoration.
Embrace the classic charm of cedar roofing with Vintage Roofing and ensure a natural, sustainable, and beautiful roof over your head.