Cedar shakes and asphalt shingles are two popular roofing options. As a homeowner, it’s important to understand how each of these options differ so you can choose the best one for your home. At Paskar Construction, our team of roofing contractors specializes in both cedar shake and asphalt roofing services. If your home is in need of shingle replacement or installation, contact us. Before you give us a call, however, take the time to understand the difference between each roofing type.

Cedar Shake Roofing

As their name suggests, cedar shakes are pieces of cedar and redwood bark. They typically have a jagged texture and vary in thickness and length. With proper maintenance, chemically treated cedar shakes can last up to 30 to 40 years. Their lifespan is slightly longer than other roofing types, including asphalt.

Cedar shakes are able to withstand harsh weather conditions; however, they are more susceptible to damage in cases of water and fire. The moisture from water tends to weaken the shakes, so they are considerably more susceptible to fire compared to other roofing types.

Many homeowners appreciate the aesthetic appeal cedar shakes bring their home. They provide the natural look of wood, which enhances a home’s curb appeal.

Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt shingles are crafted from organic materials or fiberglass. Although they do not offer the same aesthetic appeal as cedar shake shingles, they do come in a wide variety of colors and hues that make them adaptive to many different looks.

Similar to cedar shake shingles, asphalt roofing also has a life expectancy of roughly 30 years. As long as the shingles are maintained and properly cared for, they will supply homeowners with a long life span.

Upgrade Your Home’s Roof With Paskar Construction

Understanding how these shingles differ can help you decide which type of roofing is best for your home. If you still have questions about which set of shingles are best for you, call Paskar Construction today. Our team of roofing experts is happy to help you understand the differences between each type and how they can serve your home.