Shake up home design with engineered cedar

| by Vicki Frye
Shake up home design with engineered cedar

A roof plays a big part in the visual appeal of your home. It makes up about a third of the exterior so the color, shape and texture should be compatible with your home’s style.

In addition to the style of the roof, another thing to keep in mind is the service life and maintenance of the roof. Traditional asphalt shingles, the most common type of roof, are usually the least expensive but typically require more frequent replacement. Other types of materials, such as slate, tile, stone and cedar shake, can offer an upscale look to a home, but also require additional installation and maintenance costs.

Today, there's an alternative that offers a sophisticated beauty with low to zero maintenance over the long life of the roof.

Ply Gem's Engineered Cedar shake roofing suits almost any home. Both offer the beauty and durability of natural materials like quarried slate and hand-split cedar. But they're easier to install and cost substantially less.

The roofing options are designed from hand-selected, milled cedar shingles, which are laser-engraved into molds.

Made using a proprietary polymer formulation with nearly 100 percent recycled resins, Engineered Cedar replicates the beauty of natural cedar roofing and yet outperforms it with a solid-core composition.

Low heat and high pressure create a material that is exceptionally durable, moisture-resistant, impact-resistant, insect-resistant and fire-resistant.

Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar not only looks beautiful, but also eases the job of the installer. Engineered Cedar can be cut and scored with a utility knife, installed with a nail gun or nail by hand, and requires no additional framing support or special skills for installation.

Though lightweight, Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar is still strong enough to stand up to roofers walking on the tiles while installing. It's available in multiple widths to produce the most visually authentic installs.

The 50-year limited warranty that also covers the first two years of labor delivers peace of mind and long life for any home or commercial building.

Topics: Roofing

Vicki Frye
Vicki Frye is the director of Corporate Marketing Communications at Ply Gem, North America’s leading exterior building products manufacturer. From performance siding & accessories to energy efficient windows & patio doors, durable engineered roofing and more, Ply Gem offers low maintenance home exterior design solutions that enhance curb appeal while also increasing energy efficiency. www

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