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Cedar Shake Roof Installation in Wisconsin

Wisconsin homeowners choose cedar shake shingles for their beauty and durability. Cedar roofing is naturally fortified to withstand strong winds, heavy rains, snow and hail without weathering. The Northeast Wisconsin roofing professionals at Overhead Solutions have completed stunning cedar shake roof installations in Brown County and across Wisconsin. Affordable roofing financing plans are available.

Cedar Shake Roof Installation Experts

Overhead Solutions installs cedar shake roofing on new and existing homes in Green Bay and surrounding counties. Cedar shake shingles outperform asphalt shingles when it comes to durability, insulation and energy efficiency. With twice the natural insulation of asphalt, installing a cedar shake roof can lower the energy costs for your home.

The roofing experts at Wisconsin's #1 roofing company work with you to install a cedar shake roof - staying within your style and budget. Using top-quality cedar shake shingles from leading manufacturers extends the life of your roof and guarantees maximum performance. Contact the cedar shake installation team for a free quote now!

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Cedar Shake Roof Replacement

Whether you need to replace part or all of your cedar shake roof you can trust the roofing contractors at Overhead Solutions. Overhead Solutions replace cedar shake roofs across Wisconsin. Replacing your current roof with a cedar shake roof is an eco-friendly way to protect your home for years. Cedar shake shingles can easily last 30 years or more in Green Bay's climate, which is 10 years longer than asphalt. This extended lifespan makes cedar shake worth the cost and requires little maintenance.

Regular cedar shake roofing inspections help prevent the growth of moss, mildew, and mold. This can be especially common for lake homes in Door County, Kewaunee County and other counties located near lakes or rivers. Applying treatments and preservatives to your roof keeps your shingles free of unwanted spore growth. Now offering yearly roof inspections on every roof installed by Overhead – FOR FREE.

Cedar Shake Roof Repair Professionals

Natural cedar shake roofing gets old and deteriorates like any other roofing material. Overhead Solutions offers professional cedar shake roof repair in Northeast Wisconsin. Common issues prompting cedar roof repairs include: 

Experienced Wisconsin roofers carefully install and repair roofs to all material and workmanship warranty standards. Each roofing repair is an investment in your roof’s performance. Offering warranties ranging from 10 years of coverage to lifetime protection on all roofing jobs. If you are in need of emergency roof repair, call 920-490-9100!

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What Wisconsin Homeowners Need to Know About Cedar Shake Roofing

A cedar shake roof is one of the most eco-friendly roofing materials you can choose because they’re entirely recyclable. In addition to lasting at least 10 years longer than asphalt shingles, they also look better and insulate better. For many homeowners, their extended lifespan makes them worth the higher cost.

Besides the higher initial cost, the only drawback to cedar roofing is the maintenance required. Moss, mold and mildew tend to grow on cedar shake, especially if the roof is shaded from the sun most of the day. Applying treatments can inhibit the spore growth, but cedar shake roofs will still require cleaning from time to time.

Overhead Solutions offers free yearly roof inspections on every roof installed. 

Cedar Shake Roofing FAQ's

What is the difference between a shake and a shingle?

Although the terms “shake” and “shingle” are often used interchangeably, there is a difference. Cedar shingles are sawn on both sides and thinner at the butt than a shake, while a typical shake is split on one or both sides. Taper sawn shakes can be sawn on both sides depending on how they’re made and their dimensions. Although shakes are made by hand, most manufacturers use power tools. There are two sizes of shakes: “medium” shakes measure a nominal ½" at the butt, while “heavy” shakes measure ¾" at the butt.

Can Cedar Shake Roofing Be Installed Over An Existing Roof?

It depends. If you have only one layer of asphalt shingles on your roof and they are not excessively cupped or deteriorating, it’s possible to install split or rough-sawn cedar shake shingles over your asphalt shingles. This requires installing a ventilating underlayment or a layer of battens, however, which adds to both the labor and materials cost. We usually recommend against installation over an existing wood shingle roof because of the irregular surface and the impracticality of nailing through two layers of shakes. It’s almost always better to reroof (i.e. remove all the existing shingles and install new ones over the underlayment). In some cases, though, it may be possible to install new cedar shake shingles over an existing cedar shake roof, provided the existing shingles aren’t curled or deteriorated too much.

Overall the project went great - like all things in life things happen and changes have to be made, but Paul returns calls and e-mails on a regular basis. Paul's crew showed up on time and were prepared to do the job, no sitting or standing around, even in the record heat we had! They completed the project in 2 days - which was great. They cleaned up after themselves and moved back any items they had moved so we didn't have to go behind and pick up. Also Paul was there and was always reachable for even small details or questions.

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