Cedar roofs have been around since the early days of North American colonization. They offer warmth, charm and durability, as well as fantastic insulation properties. Sometimes, historic roofs need repair or restoration, and we are the perfect company for the job. Our third-generation company is family-owned and -operated, and our fully licensed and insured experts provide professional, courteous and reliable service. Isn’t it nice to know that your roofing company has been in the area for so long and knows the best ways to handle roofs for our climate?
Depending on the look you are going for, you can either get rough or smooth shingles. Want a look that is more on the rustic side? Then you want rough shingles, sometimes called shake. Smoother shingles give a cedar roof a more polished appearance.
A cedar roof can absorb moisture, so it is important to be current on its upkeep. Maintaining a cedar roof involves treating it every year with a decay inhibitor. It should also be spray-treated to replenish natural oils that can be stripped away by Pennsylvania’s hot summer sun and cold winter snow. This is important because as the wood loses these oils, it becomes more prone to crack, curl and collect moss, and water can slowly deteriorate the condition of the cedar. Ask us, too, about treating your cedar roof with preservatives and flame-retardants to add to the safety and extend the life of your shingles.
Although a cedar roof is more flammable than other type of roofing materials, some people actually prefer this. If, unfortunately, a fire starts inside your home or building, it will easily burn through the roof. The benefit of this is that it will not trap the flames or the carbon dioxide that is produced in a fire. A non-flammable roof will contain the flames and gas, and may cause more damage to the building’s contents and occupants.
We not only install cedar roofs, but we can also repair them should yours have a problem. We will work with you to determine whether your cedar roof needs to be repaired or replaced, and regardless of which path you choose, we can assure you that you will be happy with the result.
The experts at A.H. Davis & Son, Inc., know your home is your proudest possession, and a cedar roof can be the crowning jewel upon it. We are a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association, and we are a certified CertainTeed Quality Master and Select Shingle Roofer.