What is the life span of a cedar shake roof in Kentlands?
Dolores and I live in the Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. One of the original design requirements for all of the homes was a cedar shake roof. Most of the home buyers thought that the cedar shake roofs would have a long life.
We are seeing many of the roofs being replaced on homes that are less than twenty years old. One of the concerns of home sellers is that the home inspector will recommend a new roof even when there has be no experience with leaks.
The replacement of a cedar shake roof is a major cost item. We plan to replace the roof on our home before we list it for sale.
324 Thaxton Street, Kentlands, Gaithersburg IMG_2406
Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.
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