The Advantages of Cedar Roofing
Cedar roofing is very durable and requires little maintenance. Cedar is an excellent material for all types of climates since the wood is insect resistant and resists damage from UV light naturally. When installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions, cedar shake is also able to withstand strong seasonal storms without being damaged. Ideally, cedar roofing should be installed professionally.
Natural wood roofing materials are also a wise choice if you want to make your home as energy efficient as possible. Since cedar insulates well, you could see heating and cooling costs reduce after the installation of your new roof.
Cedar roofing materials are an investment in your home that can last for many years to come. Installing natural wood roofing begins with an estimate. The average cost for installation varies depending on your location. Average costs range from under five to seven dollars over square foot, which includes the costs of materials.
Before cedar roofing can be installed the old roofing materials will need to be removed and the area covered with a layer of roofing felt. The felt works to provide extra protection against the elements and ensures the roof is properly sealed to prevent leaks. The installation time is also very similar to other styles, often talking just a few days to complete.
As a natural wood, cedar fits well with most styles. Cedar shake is typically treated to ensure durability. Some brands of cedar shake are also treated to be fire resistant. Maintenance is very minimal. A seasonal sweep of the roof to remove leaves and branches is the most common type of maintenance required.
You may also have metal flashings inspected annually. If you are ready for a new roof, cedar is a low maintenance option that will last for many years to come. Whether you need a whole new roof, or simply need repairs, you can contact us for all your roofing needs.