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
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