Cedar (or wood shingles and/or shakes) roofing is very popular thanks to its attractive appearance and longevity. Also provides particularly good insulating properties, especially for larger homes.
Cedar roofs come in two types: cedar shake roof or the cedar shingles roof. The difference lays in their texture. The cedar shingle roof has a more tapered, smooth surface and a uniform appearance, whereas, the cedar shake roof is more of a natural grain texture that is less smooth, and much thicker in both texture and size. These types of roofs have been around since colonial times.