Cedar Shingles in Atlanta, Macon, Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, Raleigh, Savannah & Surrounding Areas
Cedar shingles are just the thing for a homeowner or commercial building owner who seeks to create a look distinct from the standard asphalt or clay tile roof. Cedar has been used as a premium roofing material for hundreds of years in the southeastern United States, originally because it was available in such large quantities.
Today, cedar shingles are prized for their beauty, energy efficiency and durability. Howe Roofs was the first roofing company in the state of Georgia to be affiliated with the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (CSSB), which is the authority on cedar roof products and applications. For more than 60 years, Howe has been the roofing company of choice in Atlanta, Charleston, Raleigh, Savannah, Macon and Columbia, and the Howe family has spent four generations perfecting the art and science of roof installation.
Howe Roofs also takes pride in our relationships with our clients, and we take pains to answer any and all roofing questions in clear, concise language throughout the life of a roofing project. One of the questions we’re often asked is, what’s the difference between cedar shingles and a cedar shake roof? The short answer is, shingles are sawn smooth for a uniform appearance, whereas shake is split to reveal the natural grain of the wood. Cedar roofing, whether shingles or shake, has an average life of 30-40 years, although the following factors must be taken into account:
• Environment of installation area
• Quality of wood
• Quality of installation
• Care and maintenance performed
• Foot traffic (if any)
• Salt water proximity
• Amount of overhanging trees
If you are considering cedar shingles for your home or commercial building in Atlanta, Raleigh, Charleston, Charlotte, Macon or Columbia, contact Howe Roofs today. We’ll conduct a 60-point survey of your current building, and determine your new roof requirements down to the finest detail.
Atlanta, GA office: (770) 424-5540
Macon, GA office: (770) 424-5540
Charleston, SC office: (843) 277-9561
Columbia, SC office: (803) 223-9675
Raleigh, NC office: (919) 251-6022
Savannah, GA office: (912) 228-3567