08:39AM | 06/04/05
Member Since: 06/03/05
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looking at a 1969 homes with cedar shake,

whats the life span of cedar shake, is it a fire trouble in Washington state? What special care does it need? thanks rebecca98


03:58AM | 06/05/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
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I usually think of medium {1/2 in. thick} shakes as being a 20 year roof, and Heavies {3/4 in. thick} as being a 30 year roof.

I think shakes can be "fire trouble" anywhere. Maybe not as much in Washington with the humidity.

And the fire-treated shakes, treated prior to installation, are supposed to be resistant to fire.

Some people apply linseed oil, and it does seem to make a difference in how long they last, although it turns them "dirty black" in color.

If you were to get a house with shakes, and treat them, DO NOT step onto shakes that are freshly oiled....or even damp with water for that matter. It's your safety.

A roof CAN be your friend


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