The warmth and beauty of a natural cedar roofing goes
beyond enhancing the appearance of your home. It reflects pride of
ownership and, most important, it shows an intelligent sense of value.
No matter where you live, or how harsh the climate, a cedar shake roof will be as durable as it is beautiful. Cedar’s natural versatility makes it ideal for your home. In this region of the world, cedar roof
has been less popular in recent year due to its short life span and
high price. Life expectancy in the Pacific Northwest is around 20 years.
Advantages (Benefits) of Cedar Roofing:
1. Weather Change Resistance: Cedar roofing have proven itself in extreme weather situations, including heavy snow and hail storms. Even hail depressions will recover without affecting the service life of the roof thanks to the natural resiliency of the
2. Resistant to heavy winds: Cedar roofing and shingles are also extremely resistant to heavy winds. Cedar roofs have withstood wind tests in excess of 130 miles per hour without any damage. This same strength helps insulate your home, preventing the loss of cold air in the summer and the loss of hot air in the winter.
3. Long lasting: Under optimal conditions, cedar roofing can last from between 20 to 50 years. Cedar wood also contaisns natural oils that prevent rot. Further, cedar roofing leaves more airflow around the shingles, preventing mold growth.
4. Environmental Friendly: Aside from being environmentally-friendly, Cedar roofing has an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio with little movement due to changes in moisture content or temperature. It is highly resistant to rain and keeps its beauty and protective qualities with little to no maintenance.