January 6, 2008 | Filed under: Roofing Issues

The following article appeared in the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper. However, I thought that homeowners in Kentucky and Indiana would be interested in the information as well. See the full article here.

It explains in great detail the differences and qualities of cedar shakes and shingles for residential roofing, including the different cuts and grades of wood available.

I especially liked the last paragraph:

“For the longest lasting roof, consider installing an aluminum roof formed to simulate cedar shakes. From the ground, it looks authentic. The large panels make installation quicker than real shakes or shingles. The aluminum roof can keep your house cooler during the summer and it is fireproof so your insurance premiums may be lower.”

Thanks to Starcott Media Services for writing the above quoted article!