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Frequently Asked Questions


Weather-Bos™ Shake and Shingle Roofs

How Long Will a Cedar Shake or Shingle Roof Last?

That question is frequently asked by home buyers, architects and developers who are attracted to the natural beauty of cedar shakes and shingles vs. asphalt shingles or other types of roofing material. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer.

Cedar shakes and shingles are more naturally resistant to decay and insect attack, and centuries of use have proven they are a superior roofing material. However, like any other wood product left unprotected, they will eventually succumb to the ravages of time and weather. The question of their durability is affected by a number of factors, such as the grade of cedar, the roof design, environmental conditions, and most important of all, maintenance.

Homeowners should remember there is a difference between discoloration and wood decay. Cedar roofs eventually turn grey as a result of sun, rain, and air pollution but this does not affect the integrity of the shake or shingle. However, left unprotected wood decay will eventually occur. This is when microscopic fungi (primitive forms of plant life) feed on the sugars and starches locked in the wood, destroying the cell structure.

No roofing material is equal to cedar shakes and shingles for distinctive appearance, natural character, insulation, or adaptability. Whether urban or suburban, residential or commercial, roofs and walls of cedar shakes and shingles denote architecture of quality and appearance. No other material is as authentic for restoration of historic buildings that originally were covered with cedar shakes and shingles. Homeowners seeking a rustic appearance often design fences, gazebos, lanais and other outdoor living areas with cedar shakes and shingles. In altitudes above the snow line, shakes provide protection even in sub zero weather. In tropical climates, they form a heavy insulating layer against the sun's scorching rays.

Because of the warmth, charm and "welcome" appearance of beautiful cedar shake and shingle roofs, they have become almost as universal in church and motel design as they have in the construction of modern homes.

Within the last 30 years, the popularity of wood roofing has increased appreciably with a high percentage of new homes in the upper income level having wood roofs. In addition, the quality of shakes and shingles has grown due to the strict manufacturing and grading standards established by the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau.

Protecting Your Roof Was Hard Work

Protecting your wood roof was hard work - until now! Toxic fumes, dangerous fungicides, and other hazardous ingredients are the technology of the past. Our premium blends of natural oils and resins are designed to penetrate and bond, providing a durable and lasting protection. Weather-Bos™ - an environmentally healthy alternative for quality-conscious homeowners and applicators.

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