Founded in 1986, Gillespie Contracting Inc is a family run professional roofing contractor and sheet metal fabrication company. We have been serving Southeast Pennsylvania since 1986 providing roofing, siding, gutter systems, metal fabrication and exterior home maintenance. We feel it is our responsibility to build trust and to make you feel completely satisfied and comfortable with us throughout the entire process of making your project the very best it can be, and within your budget. Every job is treated as if we were working on our own property, from the humblest abode to the grandest of estates. Gillespie has the knowledge and manpower to tackle jobs from small and delicate to large and complicated. One of the most rewarding aspects of our work is completing a job or project and seeing how pleased the owner is and knowing they can enjoy, rely on, and take pride in the finished product for years to come.

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Cedar Shake Roofing | Highest Rated Composite Shake

Cedar Shake Roofing | Highest Rated Composite Shake

We have extensive experience in installing all types of cedar roofing and generally have at least one crew installing cedar every work day of the year. Gillespie Contracting Inc is certified through The Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, meaning we can offer their limited, transferable, lifetime warranty. Only certified installers can offer this written, numbered warranty from the CSSB, Unlike the many of our competitors, we only use premium grade Certi-Grade cedar shakes/shingles and UL rated ASTM-D226 type II 30 pound underlayment and stainless steel nails as recommended by the CSSB.

Red Cedar

Red Cedar has a tight grain and higher levels of tannic acid which acts as a natural preservative. This makes red cedar more durable than the yellow variety. Red cedar tends to weather to a rich, dark color.

Yellow Cedar

Yellow cedar has a wider grain and in general terms, it will not last as long as red cedar will. It weathers reasonably uniformly to a very appealing silver tone.

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