Cedar shake roofs were immensely popular in the 70’s and 80’s, but now many of these roofs are cracked and damaged, leaving them vulnerable to leaks from harsh weather and other hazards. If your cedar shake roof is damaged, it may be time for an update. Instead of re-roofing with cedar shingles, your next best option might be to replace them with modern architectural shingles. Converting your current cedar shake roof to an architectural shingle roof offers you an easier roof to maintain, one that requires fewer repairs and offers a better warranty.

You need a cedar shake conversion expert that can diagnose problems with your current roofing system, determine whether you need repair or replacement, and provide the expert workmanship that can get the project completed. Mountain West Roofing has expertise in converting cedar shakes into architectural shingle roofing structures. Throughout the years, we have updated many homes in the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver area with a more modern roofing system.

What Is a Cedar Roof Conversion?

A cedar roof conversion means that a roof with cedar shakes is replaced with another material, which is typically an architectural shingle. Replacing an old cedar roof with new cedar can be incredibly expensive, which is why many homeowners are opting to reroof with architectural shingles. However, a cedar shake conversion can be a more complex installation than a simple wood shake to wood shake replacement. The roofer needs to pull the cedar shingles up, inspect the skip sheeting, replace damaged boards, and clean up the residue before the new shingles can be installed. It can be a laborious process, and if the roofing company that you hire isn’t up for the job, it can compromise the strength and appearance of your future roof.

Cedar shakes have a certain appearance that many homeowners find appealing. Today, many roof shingle manufacturers can create architectural shingles that mimic the look of cedar shakes. This way, a homeowner can obtain the eye-catching look of cedar shakes, while having the modern functionality of architectural shingles. It’s the best of both worlds.

Mountain West Roofing is certified to install premium architectural fiberglass from the top manufacturers. We can offer you a wide array of different styles, colours, and textures to choose from that can fit your needs. Our contractors are bona fide experts at replacing older roofing systems with more modern solutions that can shield your home from hazardous weather and add beauty to your home.

Contact us today to receive a free estimate for your cedar shake conversion.