The Most Natural & Classic Shingle Style Found in the Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C. Area.
Certified Inc. is an approved installer & member of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau. This means that we adhere to the strict & proper practices set forth by the best authority in cedar product installation, the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau. With this credential, we are able to offer the absolute best cedar shake warranties in the roofing business. By using a roofer that is not an approved installer, you will never receive a material warranty from The Bureau. With us, you will have piece of mind knowing that your cedar shake roof was installed by one of the best cedar shake roofing contractors in the Maryland, Virginia, & Washington, D.C. area.
Cedar shakes and shingles have been used for hundreds of years. They have proven their longevity in actual weather conditions, in all types of climates. Cedar shakes and shingles contain oils that make them naturally rot & insect resistant. They offer a natural look with a lot of character. Because of variations like color, width, thickness, or cut of the wood, no two shake roofs will ever be the same.
Roof construction plays a major role in determining the lifespan of cedar roofs. Proper design is absolutely critical to ensure long-term roof integrity. Proper installation will help maximize the life of cedar products. Adequate ventilation ensures that heat and moisture do not build up in the attic area. Adequate ventilation also prevents water from accumulating at the bottom of the roof and then freezing (ice damming).
For even longer life span, where climate is a factor pressure treated (CCA) cedar shakes should be installed. Pressure treated shakes should always be used in high humidity regions. In fact, the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau recommends using these products in the Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC area. The lifecycle cost of a shake roof may be high, but if installed properly, you will acheive the maximum intended life span and a great natural look.