Cedar shake and shingle roofs have long been the gold standard of roofing materials when a completely natural roof with a unique appearance is the goal. Red cedar shakes and shingles are made from sustainable, renewable red cedar; grown specifically for this use. Long lasting and with aging qualities that gently change in appearance over the years, a red cedar roof is the perfect complement Minnesota’s northwoods and lakes culture. From cottages to stately mansions, the natural beauty and unique qualities of red cedar shake and shingle roofs make them a desirable choice for any fine home. For a truly “green” roof for your home, insist on genuine western red cedar shakes and shingles, installed by our meticulous crews. Your new roof will enhance your home’s beauty and value.
The unique, natural beauty and enduring qualities of a shake or shingle roof comes at a higher price than most other types of roofing. These natural materials, with their variations and organic, green qualities are somewhat more expensive than many roofing materials, and installation techniques are specialized and labor intensive. However, multiple grades of western red cedar shakes and shingles help homeowners take control over the total cost for their new roof. The finely honed skills and efficiency of the installers at our top-quality roofing company in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area also contribute to keeping costs down. Finally, though, it is the natural beauty and unique nature of a cedar shake or shingle roof that leads homeowners to choose this roofing material, despite the higher cost.
Understanding the differences between shakes and shingles is an important factor in selecting materials for your roof. Red cedar shakes are thicker, overall, than red cedar shingles. Shakes are usually chosen for their rustic, three-dimensional appearance, while shingles can produce a highly tailored appearance that is sometimes preferred by homeowners for both modern and traditional architecture. Shakes are available with smooth, sawn exposed surfaces or naturally rough, split exterior surfaces, while shingles are sawn on both sides for a smooth appearance. Red cedar shingles are also available in custom sawn designs on the exposed end when a special effect is desired. Finally, you can also choose factory pre-treated shakes and shingles to protect against deterioration and to reduce fire hazards, or have treatments applied on-site. When you contact Coty Construction, we’ll be happy to show you all of the possibilities so you can make a fully informed choice.
Installing a red cedar shake or shingle roof properly is not a job for amateurs or the general run of roofers. These natural materials, with their variations, and the exacting nature of applying shakes and shingles to create a sound, water-shedding, enduring shake or shingle roof means that only roofers with extensive experience should be trusted to install your roof. At Coty Construction, red cedar shake and shingle roofs are a roofing specialty we’re very proud of. Our installers have the long experience, patience, and skills to create the very best shake and shingle roofs in the area. We treat shake and shingle roofs as art, with your beautiful home as our canvas.
Here at Coty Construction we specialize in the creation, maintenance, and repair of cedar shake and shingle roofs for individuals in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Our expert roofers are uniquely qualified and experienced in creating durable cedar roofs that reflect the pride of ownership of our valued customers.