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Donke, Home Buyer in Quakertown, PA

I have a 9 year old cedar shake roof. Should I seal it? How much would it cost and would it be worth it? Would it prolong the life of the roof?

Asked by Donke, Quakertown, PA Sun Feb 17, 2013

significantly longer?

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I would definitely contact a professional roofing company to see how what they would recommend to prolong the life of roof. I think it would be much more economical to seal the roof and prolong the life than to get the whole roof replaced. Cedar roofing is beautiful and I love the look of home that have this style of roofing. http://www.samrabrosroofing.ca/en/cedar.html
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The Insurance Companies do not like shake; because of the fire danger.
I had a roofer say that the advantage to Shake is that it can be repaired many, many times.
But once the shingles get old and dry, they curl and can leak.
The sun does most of this damage.
Cedar is naturally waterproof.
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But do you know the exact numbers to calculate the savings? From what I have read, it does not appear that it is cheap to seal a cedar shake roof, particularly if it is big.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Dear Donke,

Anything that you can do to prolong the life of your roof would be recommended. I would refer you to a roofing specialist or a contractor who specializes in that type of roof. Please contact me if you need a list of experts who can answer your question.

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