Naperville, IL is known for having some of the most beautiful homes in the DuPage County area. If you drive around town, you can see a wide variety of homeowners who have went with Cedar shake as their preferred roofing material. A.B. Edward is Illinois certified contractor servicing all of Naperville.
Did you know that cedar is a natural insulator against the environment? Nothing compares to the thermal efficiency of wood, in fact, it has twice the thermal resistivity (R-value) of asphalt, 5 times that of slate, 8 times that of concrete, and hundreds of times that of metal and aluminum.
Cedar roofs don’t decay, but they do weather. It has natural preservatives that resist moisture, decay and insect damage. Cedar shake roofing and shingles display their natural honey and cinnamon tones they are known for, and will later mature to a seasoned and distinguished-look, giving off an elegant silvery gray tone when properly maintained. A proper cedar roof maintenance program a cedar roof will last anywhere from 40 to 60 years.
At A.B. Edward we carry 2 different styles of cedar shake. These styles and Natural Cedar Shake and Synthetic Cedar Slate and Shake.
Natural Cedar Shake
Natural Shake roofs come in variety of sizes and cuts. These roofs do need maintenance over the years to preserve the wood.Cedar is a soft wood that is grown in many areas around the world. A shake, which is different from a shingle, is formed by cutting down and splitting cedar. There are several types of shakes that have slightly different styles. These styles include handsplit, resawn, and tapersawn.
Synthetic Cedar Slate and Shake
Synthetic slate and shake shingles are made from engineered polymers along with other fillers and modifiers. Synthetic shingles offer homeowners significant cost and maintenance savings. They look just like real slate or cedar shake and come in a wide variety of colors, thicknesses, blends and widths.
Do what so many homeowners in the Naperville, IL have done and enjoy the positive effects of the durability, sustainability, and insulating benefits from A.B. Edward Cedar Shake and Synthetic Slate for many years to come!
If you are looking for reliable roofing and siding contractor that knows the Naperville, Illinois area, then please take time to learn more about AB Edward Enterprises. We are a Chicagoland exterior remodeling company that specializes in natural cedar roofing, asphalt shingles roofing, natural slate roofing, synthetic shake and slate roofing and metal roofing.
We also provide our customers with services in all different types of siding, including fiber cement siding, cedar siding, vinyl siding. To learn more about having your cedar shake roof properly installed on your home, contact us today.