From Cedar Shake to Asphalt Shingle (a glow-up story). This beautiful home located on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon had a very weathered, cedar shake roof, that was begging to be transformed. Cedar Shake comes with a lot of upkeep and additional maintenance. As you might guess, excessive moisture is not good for a cedar shake roof. Snow is generally unavoidable in winter, but in the spring and summer, if the roof can’t adequately dry out in the sun, mold, mildew, and rot can set in (very bad). Therefore, cedar can deteriorate at a faster rate and end up costing you on your electric bills and the aesthetic of your home as a whole.
With the change to asphalt shingles this home got the necessary facelift they were looking for and needing; a shingle that is truly built to handle the Pacific Northwest weather. Weather Built Homes went specifically with CertainTeed’s NorthGate SBS modified asphalt shingle because its unmatched by any other standard asphalt shingles. The key features of this roof is its cold-weather flexibility, increased granule adhesion, enhanced crack resistance, better weatherability, and lastly shrink resistance.
Scroll down to see some pretty impressive before and after photos.