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Cedar Shake Roofing Contractor in Wisconsin

Infinity Exteriors is a trusted cedar shake roofing company in Wisconsin. Our cedar shake roofers replace, repair, or install classic, high-quality cedar shake roofing systems in Milwaukee, Appleton, Madison, and surrounding areas in Wisconsin. Contact us for your free cedar shake roofing estimate.

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Trusted Cedar Shake Roofing Services in Wisconsin

For over 20 years, Infinity Exteriors has provided reliable cedar shake roofing services to homeowners in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, and the surrounding areas. Our experienced roofing technicians specialize in replacing, repairing, and installing beautiful and durable natural cedar wood shingles.

What is a Cedar Shake Roof?

Cedar wood shakes are crafted from naturally rot-resistant cedar planks. The shingles are usually hand-split for a rustic, textured appearance or can be sawn for a smoother finish. They are available in three grades - common, select, and 100% straight grain. Common grade shingles feature more knots, while straight grain shingles lie flatter on the roof. Cedar shake roofs are custom-made for each home, usually with a 3-8 week lead time. When properly installed and maintained, cedar shake roofs can last up to 50 years.

Pros & Cons of Cedar Roofing

Advantages of Cedar Shake Roofing

  • Eco-Friendly
  • Elemental protection
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Energy Efficient
  • Increase Propert Value
  • Rustic Aesthetic

Disadvantages Of Cedar Shake Roofing

  • More Complex Installation Process
  • Potential Increase in HomeOwners Insurance interest rates

How Much Does a Cedar Shake Roof Cost

The average cedar shake roof in Wisconsin costs between $18,000 and $36,000. The final cost of a new cedar shake roof will vary depending on the size, slope, and architectural design of your roof. Use our free roof cost calculator for a price range estimate tailored to the details of your roof.

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Alternatives to Cedar Shake Roofing

For homeowners who love the natural appearance of cedar shake roofing but want a more affordable and low-maintenance option, composite shake shingles are a great alternative.

Composite roofing shakes are engineered from durable polymers to mimic the texture and appearance of real wood shakes. The color is embedded throughout the composite material so the roof retains its realistic wooden look for decades without fading.

Cedar Shake Roofing vs. Asphalt Roofing

Cedar Shake Roofing

  • Average Cost: $18-$23 per sq ft
  • Weight: Lightweight
  • Energy Efficiency: Naturally insulating
  • Durability: Wind resistance up to 173 MPH
  • Lifespan: 25-45 years on average

Asphalt Roofing

  • Average Cost: $6-$9 per sq ft
  • Weight: Lightweight
  • Energy Efficiency: Absorbs and holds heat
  • Durability: Wind resistance up to 130 MPH
  • Lifespan: 15-30 years on average

The Cedar Shake Roof Replacement Process

The professional roofing technicians at Infinity Exteriors take great care to install your new cedar shake roof properly. We guide homeowners through each phase of the process:

  1. Free Inspection: We thoroughly inspect your current roof to evaluate its condition and determine if any repairs are necessary.
  2. Free Quote: After the inspection, we provide a detailed quote outlining material options and costs based on your roof size, style preferences, and budget.
  3. Schedule: Once project details are finalized, we’ll schedule a convenient installation date and provide a clear project timeline.
  4. Tear-Off: On install day, we’ll completely remove the old roofing material and make any necessary repairs to ensure your roof deck is in good condition.
  5. Installation: Our roofers will then properly install the new cedar shake roof over 1-3 days, following all building codes and safety practices.
  6. Cleanup: After the new roof is installed, we’ll thoroughly clean up all debris from your roof, gutters, yard, and driveway, leaving your property pristine.

Free Quotes for Cedar Shake Roofing

Contact Infinity Exteriors today for a free, no-obligation quote for comprehensive cedar shake roofing services in Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and the surrounding areas. Our team provides upfront pricing and will walk you through the entire cedar shake roofing process.

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How do you maintain a cedar shake roof?

To maintain a cedar shake roof, apply protective treatments like fire repellents, fungicides, and algaecides to the shingles every 1-3 years, and keep the roof clear of debris, leaves, and overhanging branches. Proper ventilation and sunlight will help the cedar roof stay dry and prevent rotting and decay.

Is cedar shake roofing a fire hazard?

As a natural wood product, cedar shake roofs are more vulnerable to fire than asphalt or metal. Applying a fire retardant coating to the cedar shakes every 1-2 years greatly improves fire resistance.

Do cedar shakes come in different colors?

Cedar shake shingles come in two natural wood tones: light brown White Cedar and reddish-brown Red Cedar. White Cedar absorbs paint and stains better to achieve different hues. Red Cedar has a more dynamic natural color but does not take artificial coloring well.

How long does a cedar shake roof last?

With proper installation and ongoing maintenance, a cedar shake roof will typically last 25-45 years. The key factors for your cedar roof’s longevity are quality installation, routine care, and weather conditions.

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