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Virginia, Maryland & D.C. Cedar Shakes Roofing

Cedar roofing is a natural and attractive option for re-roofing your home. It is the only roofing product that is manufactured from a renewable source; it is non-toxic, energy-efficient, recyclable and biodegradable. In addition to these great benefits, American Custom Contractors also offers options that are treated to resist bacteria and fungus, and all of our cedar products are certi-labeled and bureau-certified. When you choose to install cedar shakes roofing on your Washington D.C. home, it can add more value to your home than traditional roof shingle options in addition to a 40+-year warranty. When you choose cedar, you can rest easy knowing that you can enjoy your new roof for decades to come!

Washington D.C. Cedar Shingles

With so many different types of roofing available in Washington D.C., some homeowners feel unsure of where to start when thinking about getting a new roof. Here, the team at American Custom Contractors has put together some of our FAQs to assist you.

How long will my cedar roof last?

Many homeowners worry about the longevity of a cedar roof system, but it is possible to have a cedar roof professionally installed and endure for decades. The keys to the longevity of a cedar roof system are high-quality cedar shakes and shingles, adequate ventilation, and a properly trained installation team.

There are many homes in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region that currently have cedar shake roofs that may be coming to the end of their serviceable life. This is often the result of the home builder using builder-grade cedar shakes, which more easily deteriorate compared to higher-quality cedar shakes and shingles. For the most longevity of your new roof, choose a new cedar shake roof that is Bureau-Certified and has a longer warranty period.

How can I be sure I am having a quality roof installed?

Not all cedar was created the same! There are many different components to having a successful roof replacement project completed. However, choosing the right product for your home is one of the most crucial decisions you can make. The team at American Custom Contractors uses only Blue Label #1 cedar shake products, the highest grade available.

What does “Bureau-Certified” mean and how should this factor into my decision?

The Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of Certi-label cedar roofing and sidewall products. This organization certifies both manufacturers and installers, using strict requirements to acquire and maintain membership to the organization. Manufacturers must produce material that meet quality and uniformity requirements, while installers must adhere to the installation manual set forth to maximize the life of the installed product.

If you have more questions about cedar roofing for your Washington D.C. home, or would like more information, give American Custom Contractors a call today! You can speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members to schedule your free consultation with one of our seasoned pros, or you can fill out our quick online form to receive your no-obligation estimate.

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