Most of the homes in Mukilteo were built with cedar shakes installed. Cedar shake is considered the Northwest’s favorite roof because of the natural look cedar gives the home. While cedar gives the home the look of “rustic elegance” it also is a roof that can fuel the spread of a home fire. With this in mind many people choose to look for that alternative that will help keep the look as well as offer some protection from fire. What are the alternatives?
Metal roofing offers the best fire protection but does not offer that sought after rustic look. Metal roofing is considered to be more of the “sterile perfection” look. Metal roofs have nice straight lines associated to its look that gives metal the sterile look. This is a great choice for those who don’t mind changing the original design look of their home and want the sterile look coupled with great fire protection and high life expectancy.
An asphalt composition shingle roof can offer the best of both worlds. You can have a rustic look and good fire protection, but wait! There is another benefit that is overlooked because of the asphalt shingle predecessor. Now with the heavy weight asphalt shingles that are available the benefit of a high life expectancy is the plus!
Certainteed is one of the manufactures in the industry that has a variety of these heavy weight asphalt shingles. The most popular of the Certainteed line of products for the Northwest is the Presidential Shake line. The Presidential Shake is the original type of heavy weight shingle of its kind. All other manufactures have copied this popular design but had to alter the important characteristics to avoid a patent violation. Certainteed offers the Presidential Shake line in two different weights and various different colors. The design of this asphalt shingle makes it the closest look to the “rustic elegance” of the cedar shake roof. There are even colors that will imitate the aged cedar look.
Certainteed has other lines of heavy weight asphalt shingles that can imitate a slate roof or even give you that designer look. If all you are looking for is a good performing roof at an affordable cost then Certainteed has a product line that will suit your needs.
Certainteed provides the roofing professional with programs that will assure that all Certainteed products are installed correctly. Along with these programs the professional contractor who has passed the credentialed programs can offer the homeowner an extended warranty that will cover more than replacement of the defective shingle. Be sure to ask the roofing contractor you select if they are a Certainteed credential contractor.
Regal Roofing & Contracting is a Certainteed credential contractor and services King & Southern Snohomish counties which is inclusive of Mukilteo. Give Regal Roofing & Contracting a call to help with your roofing needs.