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Q: Why should I choose a Meeker cedar shake roof?

A: Meeker cedar shakes have the best all-around value for roofing your home. They provide excellent insulation, saving on energy bills the year round. Shakes provide excellent protection against heavy snow, hail, and high winds. They're also lightweight, while adding stability to your roof. Additionally, cedar shakes treated with FTX® are fire resistant for life, and CCA treated shakes are resistant to fungal decay.

Q: Where can I get Meeker shakes?

A: Meeker cedar shakes are available anywhere.

Q: When can I get Meeker shakes?

A: Meeker cedar shakes can be shipped to the roofing supply dealer of your choice within 10 days of order. Please call 1-800-663-8761 for a dealer near you.

Q: What's the difference between a shake and a shingle?

A: There are several differences between cedar shakes and cedar shingle. Cedar shakes are thicker than cedar shingles. This makes a cedar shake roof last much longer than a shingle roof. Additionally, Meeker cedar shakes are handsplit, while shingles are sawn. Hand-split shakes show the rich wood grain of the cedar.

Q: How long will a Meeker cedar roof last?

A: Cedar shake roofs have been known to last 100 years and longer. Depending on which grade you decide to purchase, Meeker shakes will last for varying lengths of time. In general, the thicker the shake, and the better the grade, the longer your roof will last. Our stock shake, Meeker Genuine Classic Mediums, and Meeker Premium Select Mediums are warranted to last for at least 40 years. Meeker Genuine Classic Heavies, and Meeker Premium Select Heavies are warranted to last for at least 50 years. And with periodic maintenance, you can extend the life of your cedar roof.

Q: Are Meeker cedar shakes suitable for fire hazardous areas?

A: Yes. Meeker cedar shakes are made fire retardant with FTX. This special vacuum-pressure impregnation process takes air out of the wood cells, and replaces it with a fire retardant chemical. The resulting product is permanently fire retardant, and carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Q: Can Meeker cedar shakes be used for homes in humid conditions or with heavy tree coverage?

A: Yes. With preservative we seal Meeker shakes from fungal decay associated with prolonged wet and humid conditions. This vacuum pressure-impregnation process protects the wood from the elements, and comes with a 30-Year Limited Warranty.

Q: How much do Meeker cedar shakes cost in comparison to other materials on the market?

A: Genuine Meeker cedar shakes are surprisingly affordable, which makes them an excellent value when compared to the cost, and especially the questionable performance of tile, cement composites, and asphalt. Warranted for up to 50 years against material defects, Meeker cedar remains the genuine choice for its aesthetic charm and proven durability.

Q: What type of maintenance does a Meeker cedar shake roof require?

A: Cedar shakes are the only roofing material made in which periodic maintenance will prolong the life of your roof. With minimal effort, you can remove leaves, twigs, etc. from your cedar roof.

Q: What types of warranties does Meeker offer?

A: Meeker Genuine Classic Mediums, and Meeker Premium Select Mediums are warranted from material defects for 40 years. Meeker Genuine Classic Heavies, and Meeker Premium Select Heavies are warranted from material defects for 50 years.

Q: What are the problems associated with other types of roofing materials?

A: With tile roofing products, breakage and excessive weight are safety concerns, especially in earthquake danger areas. Cement composites have only been around for a few years, and they often have problems. Some break down when exposed to the freeze-thaw conditions of the Midwest. Others fade in color, peel, or delaminate with exposure to the elements. And with asphalt, even the top-end highly textured laminated products simply don't last. But Meeker cedar shakes have withstood the test of time.

Q: Will a Meeker cedar shake roof increase the value of my home?

A: Yes. Cedar shakes have always been the premium roofing material for finer homes. As a result, homes topped off with cedar can command a premium price.

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