No matter the roofing material or type you chose, there are pros and cons associated with each of them. Wood shake or cedar roofing is no exception. However, with cedar roofing, most homeowners find the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. Choosing a cedar roof is an individual decision where the pros and cons of cedar shingles can vary depending on your individual needs.
THE PROS OF CEDAR ROOFING
- They look beautiful
- Very durable
- Resistance to severe storms
- Energy Efficient
Most homeowners that choose cedar roofing do so because of the natural beauty of cedar and the way in which it gracefully ages into a beautiful grayish silver tone.
In terms of cost-savings, cedar wood is long-lasting, making it an ideal roofing material. Cedar can last 10+ years longer than asphalt shingles. Cedar wood shingles and shakes are also resistant to strong winds and are durable in hurricanes, heavy rains, hail storms, snowstorms and other types of severe storms. Cedar wood roofs are also energy efficient, providing a natural insulation up to two times that of asphalt shingles. This allows you to conserve home heating and cooling costs, and significantly save on energy bills.
Cedar is an eco-friendly roofing material and the product we use is from a sustainable source.
THE CONS OF CEDAR ROOFING
- Regular Maintenance is required
There aren't many cons when it comes to choosing a cedar roof. However, when compared to asphalt shingles, cedar is definitely more expensive and will cost more to install. When it comes to maintenance, just about all roof types need some form of care to ensure their longevity and performance, but cedar roofs require regular maintenance to prevent moss, mold and mildew growth. We do offer wood preservative treatment that can be added during the crafting process to prevent fungal growth and preserve the integrity of the wood.
You can also arrange for regular inspections and maintenance with us to give you peace of mind that your cedar roofing system is being cared for properly. We are always here to answer any questions or concerns you have about cedar roofing so give us a call at 203-585-4900 to have us come out to inspect your roof and go over all available options with you.