Cedar shingles and shakes deliver a charming and timeless beauty to homes, evoking an historic architecture. While both shingles and shakes are designed to deliver an aesthetic that’s slightly more refined and tailored than ordinary roofing, there is a distinction between the two materials.
In many cases, hail doesn’t cause immediate, noticeable damage and as a result, most people don’t realize that their home has been affected. In fact, it can often take years for damage to become visible inside your home. By that time, damages and costs will have escalated far beyond the original storm damage.
Damage from hail is often not visible from the ground, and even a close inspection may not reveal anything unless you know exactly what to look for – Our team at 10 Exteriors are experts in assessing hail damage. We’re your eyes on your roof.
In the case of cedar roofs, hail impacts may cause the cedar shake to split. These splits expose underlying layers, which may reduce the water shedding capabilities of your roof. In addition, split shakes may have portions that are no longer secured by nails, making it easier for shakes to come loose, exposing even more of the underlying layers and providing a path for moisture to enter the home. Before long, you may find leaks forming in the ceilings.