When it comes time to choose a new roofing material for your home, you don’t necessarily have to go with what you know. When it’s time for a roof replacement, this is a great opportunity to think about changing your roofing material to add value and curb appeal to your home. Although architectural shingles and three-tab shingles are two of the most common roofing materials, the timeless appeal of cedar shake roofing is still popular.


In this post from The Window Store in Minnesota, we’re sharing our favorite reasons to love cedar roofs. Contact us to learn about replacement roofing options for your Minnesota home and get an estimate on your new roof installation today!

The Timeless Beauty of Cedar

Traditional wood shingles have been in use for centuries. Before the 19th century, wood shingles were hand split using straight-grain logs split into wedges using a mallet and ax. Historically, the heartwood, or durable inner section, of local wood species was used to make roofing shingles. During the 19th century, technological advances meant wood shingles could be manufactured in a wide range of styles using various woods from around the world. However, hand-split shingles remained popular due to their beauty, style, and versatility well into the 20th century.


At The Window Store, we partner with GAF to offer beautiful roofing shingles that capture the ultra-dimensional look of real cedar shake with the power of high-performance shingles.


These are just some of the reasons to love GAF shingles:


●        Advanced stain resistance with StainGuard plus algae protection

●        53% more thickness than most architectural shingles

●        Advanced protection shingle technology

●        Dura-grip adhesive seals to reduce the chance of shingles coming up

●        Limited lifetime transferable warranty

●        Practical pricing

●        GAF proprietary color blends with an enhanced shadow effect

●        Highest available fire rating

Popular High Definition Shingle Colors

GAF Timberline shingles are available in a wide range of proprietary high definition colors. Choose from rich browns like Barkwood, Mission Brown, Hickory, Shakewood, and Weathered Wood. If gray is what you’re looking for, choose from Pewter Gray, Birchwood, Slate, or Charcoal. Timberline shingles are also available in a variety of regional colors.




Do you love the idea of beautiful shake shingles with the power of GAF? Give us a call at 612.353.5780 and connect with a member of our team or fill out this form to get a free estimate on a replacement roof for your home today.