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Cedar Shake, Shingles or Standing Seam Metal Roof

14 years ago

Hi Everyone,

We will soon have to decide which direction to go in to put a new roof on our 1860s cutstone farm house. It is a 1 3.4 storey with a beautiful front gothic window gable.

Our options are cedar shake / shingle with copper flashing & downspouts or standing seam metal.

Our chief concerns the longevity and maintenance issues related to cedar and some dire stories that the roof lifespan could be as short as 10 years.

I would be super grateful for any advice and suggestions! This is such an expensive choice.


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