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Apr 2, 2012

There have been many advances in ‘green roofing’, and these green products should be among the choices offered to consumers when they are considering repairs or new installation. One of these innovative products is Enviroshakes, the best alternative to traditional cedar shingles, and a product that Dillon Bros. Roofing is proud to offer to our customers. Cedar shingles create a sophisticated look for your home, but there are many draw-backs to this traditional material. The average life span of cedar shingles is 15 to 20 years and these shingles are prone to a number of dilapidating factors: rot, warp, cracks, leaks, mold and mildew, and insect infestations are common. Cedar shingled roofs will begin to show signs of wear after only 5 to 10 years, and, like a new car driven off the lot, the value of cedar shingles depreciate immediately after installation. They are also high-maintenance and costly, with an average of $500 to $1000 in annual expenses. Enviroshakes are a cost-efficient and low-maintenance alternative to cedar shingle. They replicate the look of the top grade, taper-spilt ‘silvered’ cedar with a lifetime warranty, and are made from 95% recycled materials. Compared to traditional cedar, Enviroshakes will not rot, blister, crack or peel and are mould, mildew, and insect repellant. Enviroshakes don?t need any pre-treatment preservatives or topical maintenance, which makes them the only roof that looks better with age. For more information on Enviroshakes please contact our office and a Dillon Bros. representative will be happy to answer all your enquiries.