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Cedar shakes and shingles have been used for centuries in roofing across the world. They provide long-lasting weather protection while adding a rustic aesthetic to their structures, which is one reason why they are so popular among homeowners who want an attractive appearance without paying more than necessary for it.

A properly installed cedar shake/shingle can increase your home’s value by giving you that “Wow Factor” many buildings lack.

Cedar roofs are a luxury item that demands special attention during design, installation, and maintenance. The higher price tag means these types of houses require more care than typical homes; make sure you choose your installer wisely to keep up its appearance.

Types of Cedar Roofing

The two most common types of cedar roofs are shake and shingle. The difference between them lies in their materials, but they both have a lot to offer when considering energy efficiency as well weather resistance.

Cedar Shake vs Cedar Shingle

The main difference between cedar shingles and shakes is that with the former, each panel has been cut by professionals to be precisely similar in size. Conversely for shake roofs these days it’s more of an art form than anything else because they’re often hand- split which means there may well even vary from one piece variation or another.

Choosing the right roofing material can be an important decision because it will change how your home looks. Cedar shakes offer you a more rustic, natural-looking appearance than synthetic shingle roofs and they’re also great at blocking water damage from heavy rainstorms thanks to their cedar oil content which makes these structures very resistant to mold growths as well. However, for both options, professional installation by a cedar roofing contractor is highly recommended to ensure the best possible results.

Cement and cedar are both lightweight materials that can last up to 25 years. However, the process for making them is different which leads to a higher cost when buying these types of roofs in comparison with other options such as asphalt shingle or slate tiles (both durable but less expensive).

Pros and Cons of Cedar Roofing

Cement-based shingles are a durable type of roof that can withstand bad weather. This material comes at the cost of not being able to be repaired or replaced if damaged which may make them less ideal in some cases than others – but they have many upsides as well.

The Pros

Cedar roofs are a great choice for environmentally conscious homeowners. Not only do they insulate your home and allow it to breathe, but cedar also keeps energy costs down by not letting heat escape through its pores as other materials may do.

Cedar is a tough and durable material that can withstand the elements. With cedar roofs, you’ll have an eco-friendly home with character for years to come!

The Cons

One of the biggest concerns with getting cedar roofing is that it can be more prone to issues including fire damage, drying out, and cracking. It’s suggested you use fire-retardant coatings as well as treatments for any other potential problems- all part of an installation process requiring regular maintenance. Keep in mind though some areas don’t allow this type of construction due to safety hazards so make sure before making your purchase.

The most expensive part about installing a cedar roof is the price of materials. You have to think about not only what you’ll pay for your new shakes and shingles, but also if there are any installation fees or demolition costs involved in replacing an old one too.

Make the Right Decision Today!

With a new cedar roof, you can dramatically change the look and feel of your home. Ready to get started on that beautiful design? Need some maintenance for your old shingles before they need replacing with tile or other more durable material such as metal tiles? For quality materials from an experienced company that knows what they’re doing when it comes time for installation call Paragon Roofing BC. today!

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