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Cedar Shake or Asphalt Shingles: Which is the Best for Your Roof?
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Cedar Shake or Asphalt Shingles: Which is the Best for Your Roof?

Two popular roofing options among homeowners are cedar shake and asphalt shingles. There are several differences between these two roofing materials. Understanding how each material compares to one another will help you determine the best option for your home or commercial building.

When you’re ready for expert roof installation services, give the Lighting Restoration team a call! We provide fast and professional roofing services for homeowners and business owners in the Twin Cities metro area.

Cedar Shake

Cedar shake roofing is made of natural wood, typically redwood or cedar. The pieces are split off from real wood logs, making each shingle vary in thickness and shape.

You may find that cedar shake shingles cost slightly more than asphalt shingles. If you’re looking for a material that’s lower in price, you may want to opt for asphalt shingles.

Cedar shake is a noteworthy roofing option because of its long lifespan. When installed correctly by the trusted team of contractors at Lighting Restoration, you can expect your new cedar shake roof to last up to 30 years. Cedar shake shingles will require regular maintenance to keep any moss or other types of growth from developing. The team at Lighting Restoration can assist you with top-quality maintenance services to ensure your cedar shake roof remains durable at all times.

You can count on cedar shake shingles to hold up in a variety of natural elements. Cedar shake is an extremely durable roofing material option, as it can withstand high winds and insects. However, cedar shake is slightly susceptible to water damage, due to its natural wood makeup. Additionally, cedar shake isn’t fire-resistant.

Cedar shake roofing is a dependable and visually beautiful roofing option for your home or building. It will supply your property with a natural wood appearance while protecting your property from the harsh Minnesota weather conditions.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are made from fiberglass or a variety of organic materials. Each piece is the same size and thickness, as opposed to cedar shake which varies. There are several different colors and shades you can order your asphalt shingles in, making them an excellent choice for matching your color preferences.

When compared to cedar shake, asphalt shingles are slightly less expensive, making them a good option for staying within your budget.

As long as you provide your asphalt shingles with the proper amount of maintenance, you can expect this material to last up to 30 or more years. Lightning Restoration can help you keep your asphalt shingles in the best condition possible with our expert roofing services.

Finally, asphalt shingles are resistant to rain and snow. However asphalt shingles aren’t able to withstand high winds when compared to cedar shake roofing.

Contact Lightning Restoration for Expert Roofing Services

If your home or building is in need of new roofing materials, Lightning Restoration is ready to help. We provide fast and effective installation services for both cedar shake and asphalt roofs. Not matter your property’s requirements, we’ll ensure your new roofing materials are installed with precision and professionalism.


For high-quality roofing services, contact Lightning Restoration today at 651-460-9407. We look forward to working with you!

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