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Don’t Compromise on Shingle Quality

Modern homeowners want their home’s exterior to look nice, and few modify their home’s exterior more than the roof. A roof’s exterior is more than just the shingles. Many homeowners don’t realize that their roofing needs depend on the grade and type of shingles used. Here’s why a roof needs great shingles:

1. Durability

Shakes are among the most durable roofing products available. Most shakes will last 50 years or more if properly installed. Many consumers choose a stain grade over a traditional shake coating because of its durability.

2. Permanence

An asphalt shingle roof is among the most durable roofing products available. It resists moisture, providing maximum durability and protection against leaks and damage. In addition, shakes form a rigid membrane that is nearly impervious. This allows them to last for decades, even with heavy traffic on the roof or in the weather, giving homeowners peace of mind in knowing their roofs will last for years.

3. Fire Resistance

Fire is the main reason why roofs are replaced today. To resist fire, the shake should be installed over plywood, which is fire resistant. In addition, the shake’s durability allows it to be more forgiving of human error during installation if proper procedures are not followed precisely. Improperly installed roofs will often leak and eventually cave, leading to damage and fire.

4. Soundproofing

The shake is a very silent material, so they perform well if noise is an issue. They also provide an additional layer of sound insulation in the attic to help prevent sound transmission between floors due to the heating and cooling systems in your home. In addition, the shake has thinner shingles than many asphalt shingle brands. This makes installing them easier and helps them blend into the roof’s texture.

5. Reduced Maintenance

The shake has only one layer of shingles, requiring less frequent stripping and cleaning than asphalt shingles. Shingles are also easy to install, requiring no more than two people per roof to get the job done right. The shake also requires fewer nails than asphalt shingles for a simple, secure installation. Homeowners can easily check the tightness of their installation by using a level to ensure all shingles are even.

The Bottom Line

The shake shingle is the best choice if you are looking for a roofing product that will last for years and require little upkeep. The durability of the shake is unmatched in residential roofing, and it is simple to install. The shake is perfect for homeowners who want a low-maintenance roof that will look great for years to come. Contact our roofing experts today for the best options on shake shingles.