cedar shake roofs in Northern Virginia

Cedar Shake Roof

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Cedar shake roof installation in Northern Virginia

Cedar Shake Roof Repair, Maintenance, and Installation in Greater Washington DC

Cedar shake and shingle roofs are popular for their natural beauty, long life expectancies and straightforward installation and maintenance. Cedar shakes differ from shingles in that shakes are made by splitting cedar, and shingles are sawn. Cedar shake and shingle roofs work very well with a number of home architectural styles.

Exterior Medics is a long time member of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau and the only contractor/installer members in Northern Virginia. Member Manufacturers are able to offer the Lifetime Limited Warranty for jobs installed by Member Contractor/Installers. 

Why install cedar shake roofing?
  • Cedar naturally resists bacterial and fungal growth, bugs, damage from UV light, shrinkage and splitting.
  • Cedar can be fire-resistant when chemically treated.
  • Cedar is extremely durable. It withstands damage from wind and hail better than many synthetic roofing materials.
  • Homeowners may select from a variety of stains and textures which compliment many architectural styles.
  • Temperature changes from season to season impact cedar much less than many other roofing materials
  • Cedar weathers to a silver-grey color. This natural feature comes in handy if shakes need to be replaced, because the new shakes will conveniently age to match the roof in color.
  • Cedar is an environmentally friendly choice as a roofing material. It is biodegradable, a renewable resource, and can be harvested in a sustainable manner.
  • Since cedar is a dense wood, it is a natural insulator, which promotes greater home comfort and saves homeowners substantial energy expenditures for heating and cooling over the roof’s life span.
Cedar shake roof maintenance tips
  • A cedar shake or shingle roof life expectancy is 20-50 years, depending primarily on the quality of installation and materials, and regular care and maintenance. A well-maintained cedar roof provides about double the life expectancy of asphalt shingle roofs. That’s a nice strength.
  • Moss on cedar shake roof shingles can deteriorate the integrity of cedar, and needs to be controlled.
  • Cedar shakes and shingles require ongoing maintenance to achieve a long life span. A roof inspection by a reputable roofing contractor needs to be performed every three years in the Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland climate.

Quality Assurance

Exterior Medics is an approved installer of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, which is a non-profit organization recognized by contractors, the public and building code officials as the industry authority for the education and promotion of safe, high-quality roofing and siding products and services.

Additionally, Exterior Medics is proud to be among only 3% of roofing contractors to have achieved the distinction of GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor, and we’re a DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor Program member.

Visit our About Us page to learn how these prestigious distinctions among roofing contractors benefit our customers, as well as the following information:

  • Full Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
  • Manufacturer Warranties
  • Liability Insurance, Licenses and more
April 2023
Tom Green is wonderful. He is a true professional. He did a thorough inspection of my current roof and a ventilation issues I was having in my attic. He gave wonderful advice and a great solution, plus recommended a product that I like very much. Exterior Medics has been used by a family member for many years and they always provided exceptional work.
Roofers were clean, professional, knowledgeable, and courteous to existing neighbors. Project manager kept me informed every step of the way! I highly recommend!
Gena Komrada
March 2023
We had a great experience with Exterior Medics. They replaced our roof which was 30+ years old along with gutters. The price was very reasonable (much better than many other companies that gave us quotes) and Ron was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process.
Loren Jones
March 2023
I am employed with an HOA Management company, and we work very closely with Exterior Medics for a number of our communities' needs. Melanie has excellent customer service skills, she is very professional, and always quick to respond to emails or phone calls. I would definitely recommend this company if you care about quality service and workmanship!
Cheri Seitz
March 2023
Crew was on time; excellent work; cleaned up properly after the work was completed. Mr. Ernesto Lopez was the supervisor and he was extremely responsive. He listened to our concerns and made certain that all of the work was done to a high standard and met our approval with a final review. Office staff also extremely responsive. Would highly recommend this company.



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