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MAY JLC 1997 O WOOD ROOFS LON G- LAST ING In a moist climate, ventilation details are key to a durable shingle roof Our company often builds on prime beachfront property along the coast of Delaware. Many of our projects are located in communities that regulate building styles through restrictive covenants, which often require that cedar shingles be used as the roofing material. It's true that cedar shingles make an attractive roof, but the high winds in our region mean that we have to view cedar shingles as more than just a pretty face. To prevent wind-driven moisture from turning into roof leaks, flashing must be carefully detailed. Roofs in our area must also be structurally capable of withstanding the racking forces brought on by wind gusts in excess of