This is a very short sample of web sites about cedar
shake roofs (resulted in 2,980 hits). I tried to skip over
the sales and marketing sites, but include sites with both pro and
con points of view. I copied the lead from each site to give a gist
of the information provided.
Compiled by Joe Polito, 2082 Gillen Lane, McLean Province
The Problem: Weathering and premature deterioration are the
problems facing cedar shake roof owners in the Northwest. The two
main factors contributing to this problem are the accumulation of
wood rotting organisms and ultraviolet radiation.
Cedar shake topics (note that the sponsor Champion Metal of Washington,
Wood shingles were the most common roof covering in Colonial
America -- and several hundred years later, they are a choice material
for historic restoration. With proper care and maintenance, these
roofs can be attractive and reliable protection for your historic
home. Most buyers of old homes view the cedar roof as an historically
correct material over their home and are eager to take the steps
necessary for its preservation. In this column I'll discuss the
maintenance and repair of this traditional roofing material.
Shake vs. Composition Roofing. This page contains a number
of letters and responses regarding cedar shakes and shingles. While
I continue to advocate against the use of cedar as a roofing material,
I also welcome other ideas and points of view.
Cleaning & Protecting Your Red Cedar Shake or Shingle
FAQ on cedar. Provides facts regarding cedar compared to comparable
roofing materials. Cedar Ridge Roofing Company Established 1987
Greg Philips - Owner Operator, 202 Lake Shore Ln., Bloomingdale.
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO,
December 29, 1994, 94 N 2243, CEDAR SHAKE AND SHINGLE BUREAU, et
al Plaintiffs, vs. CITY OF BOULDER, et al, Defendants.
Home Owners Association web site. Ever since South Cove was
built in the late 1970's, we've had covenants to ensure consistent
"Cedar Shake" roofing materials throughout the neighborhood.
These covenants are based on the belief that a permanent commitment
to consistent and high quality roofing will help the neighborhood
maintain its appeal over the long-haul. At first, the covenants
insisted on actual cedar shakes. But, since then, it has become
apparent that actual cedar shakes are not the best choice for everyone.
Shake/Shingle Sector Facing Tough Times. Although market demand
remains strong, BC shake and shingle producers face a serious raw
material crunch that is pushing prices through the roof. By Reg
Barclay, Copyright 1997. Contact publisher for permission to use.
Home Owners Association web site. Alternative Roofing Materials.
In 1996, the Piney Creek Architectural Control Committee (ACC) began
discussing the use of alternative roofing materials. Several factors
initiated this discussion including homeowner requests, insurance
industry changes and recommendations, the availability of new roofing
materials and the possible future changes in county building codes.
View from the top; Make sure the roof over your head will
take care of you. By Jim Sulski, Special to the Chicago Tribune,
Published August 6, 1999
During these hot days of late summer, grass fires are, unfortunately,
not uncommon. Grass fires near residential neighborhoods are usually
extinguished quickly and pose no threat, but the drifting embers
from a grass fire can be many times more threatening if the neighborhood
is composed of homes with wood shake roofs.