Cedar Shake Roofs

Cedar Shake roofing has been around since the colonial times in America. Asphalt shingles (link to shingle GSR article) are the prevalent roof systems seen in most neighborhoods, however, Cedar Shake is a great looking, durable option in the same higher end category as Tile Roofing (Tile roofing GSR article link). Cedar Shake can be wind rated up to 180-245 mph, and will commonly have a lifespan of about 30 years or more with proper installation and upkeep. Cedar Shake roof systems are very durable compared to asphalt shingle roof systems, but there are several factors to keep in mind when deciding which system you want.


Durability - wind rating of 185-245 mph and 30 year lifespan

Energy Efficient - Cedar Shake has a thermal rating double that of asphalt shingles, keeps home insulated and cooler during summer months

Cedar is very resistant to moisture and keeps its shape much better than other wood products


Installation is expensive. Cost for a cedar shake roofing system can be around $8.00 per square foot or more depending on the grade of cedar used for the installation

Maintenance is required - it is important to keep debris off of the roof and gutters, and also getting rid of plants and branches that shade the roof; sunlight is key to keeping the roof dry and algae/mold free

Cedar Shake is a great option for anyone who is willing to put in the time or hire someone to perform the maintenance needed to get the fullest extent of the lifespan that comes along with a cedar shake roofing system. The benefits (https://www.cedarbureau.org/product-types/benefits-of-cedar-installation-tips/)are clearly laid out, but make sure you are aware of any factors that may or may not meet with your specific home and needs!

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Good Shepherd Roofing is the premier roofing & exterior specialist in greater Atlanta area. Let's face it roofers have a bad reputation and we're here to change that one customer at a time. Whether it's a roof replacement or a roof repair you can count on the Good Shepherd to provide personalized, friendly service that is honest, ethical and candid.

What We Do

Roof Replacement

Shingle, Metal, Shake or Specialty Applications like TPO

Roof Repair

Simple pipe boot repairs to comprehensive flashing, fascia and soffit repairs


Operators with roofing needs in the industrial, multi-family and other sectors

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Gutter Guards

New installation of wide variety of high quality gutter guards system


Standard seamless gutter systems to sophisticated gutter projects

Good Shepherd services Barrow County, Gwinnett County, the cities of Atlanta,Alpharetta, Auburn, Bethlehem, Braselton, Buford, Dacula, Flowery Branch, Hoschton, Jefferson Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Roswell, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Winder and the surrounding Metro Atlanta Georgia areas.

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