It’s time to re-roof my 30 yr old home. It currently has medium cedar shakes over a substrate of 1X4’s with an air gap. It could probably last a few more years with annual inspection and replacement of some shakes but I’d rather get it replaced.
I have 3 roofers comming this week to provide quotes. Here are my questions:
I’m leaning towards going with cedar shakes again. Is there any reason why I shouldn’t other then cost? Are new cedar shakes still decent quality?
What other options do I have given that the roof substrate is spaced 1X4’s.
Can synthetic shakes be applied over #2 or do they need a plywood base?
Which synthetics shakes are the best? (rubber vs aluminum vs. other). Do they retain the factory color over the long haul?