Cedar Shake Roof Repair


Cedar roofs are the perfect finishing touch to homes in our area of Tennessee. Cedar shakes can last 30-40 years, depending on the climate as well as the maintenance given them. Giving your cedar roof the maintenance it needs on a regular basis will only help keep your roof in top shape.

There are things that you can do to take care of your cedar shakes. Paying attention to the condition of your roof and being aware of signs to watch for, can prevent a small problem from growing into big ones. Tennessee is known for its beautiful trees, but tree limbs that reach over or touch your cedar shakes can lead to problems. There are a number of things to look for.

Cedar Shake Repair Problems:


  • The sun dries the shingles after wet weather, but in areas that are shaded by trees, the possibility of mold or moss growth occurs. Both lead to deterioration of the cedar shake. At the first sign, Sumner Roofing can clear away the mold and moss and do any needed repairs to prevent further deterioration.
  • Trees also drop fine debris that becomes wedged in between the shakes themselves. Consider having your roof cleaned periodically to prevent the need for any cedar shake repair.

Clogged Gutters

  • If you have gutters, getting them cleaned regularly will protect the shingles along the roof’s edge. A filled gutter causes moisture to touch the shakes. This allows moisture to be drawn into the shake which will lead to deterioration. Making sure that tree limbs do not reach over the roof will help prevent this to a degree.

Splitting and Curling Shakes

  • Cedar shakes can bend along the borders over time. This is natural, but if excessive curling starts to occur there are options. A company familiar with cedar shake repair knows what to do.

As you maintain other areas of your home, you must also be aware of maintaining your roof. This does not mean you must climb up on your roof but you should get in the habit of regularly walking around your house, visually examining it. If this is done on a routine basis, you will quickly notice any changes that occur. There are certain times of the year when it should be done more often, such as after a hard storm.


For more information about Roofing in the Nashville area, please contact Sumner Roofing, Hendersonville today.

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