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    ​Residential roofing

    Wood Roof
    ​Residential roofing

Wood Roofing

Cedar (or wood) roofing is very popular thanks to its attractive appearance and longevity. This roofing material also provides particularly good insulating properties, especially for larger homes.

Cedar roofs come in two types: cedar shake roof or the cedar shingle 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. The reason for these differences is that while shingles are machine-made, shakes are made by hand. On average, cedar shakes are more expensive to install than cedar shingles due to their longer production time and trickier installation process. These types of roofs have been around since colonial times.


  • Appearance: Cedar shakes/shingles have a natural, timeless look that complements just about any setting. Because of natural variances in the cedar, roofs tend to look unique. As the cedar ages, it fades to an equally attractive grayish-silver color.
  • Installation: This material is lightweight, so it can be installed on just about any roof frame.
  • Efficiency: insulates more effectively than many other types of roofing materials, which can save you money on your heating and cooling bills. Cedar is wind-resistant and holds up well in strong storms.
  • We recommend using Watkin Sawmills shingles and shakes. The quality of their products is excellent and they have many styles to choose from. If you would like to read more about this manufacturer please click on the following link:
  • Watkin Sawmills Information


How do I know if I need a new roof?

Roof age should be considered when determining whether a roof needs replacement or not. In addition to this, we recommend inspecting your roof at least once a year to look for things such as cracked, warped, or missing shingles as well as signs from inside the structure such as peeling wallpaper or cracked paint. If you notice any of these signs you should call one of our roofing experts over to take a look.

Are warranties offered?

Yes. Most composite roofing products come with warranties between 10 and 50 year non-prorated. For more information about warranties, please click on the following link

How long will my roofing project take?

This will depend on factors such as the square footage of your job, how steep your roof is, and the type of roof being installed. On average, installing a new roof takes less than one week of work, but additional time is always needed in order to pass the County’s inspection. The time an inspection takes depends on which County house we need to go to.


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