All types of roofing have pros and cons associated with them, and cedar is no exception. Most homeowners, however, find the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. The pros and cons of cedar shingles can vary depending on location, climate, the home surroundings, sun exposure, and of course, the budget. The installation of cedar shingles can offer several advantages over asphalt shingles including resistance to rot/decay due to natural oils in the wood, resistance to severe weather conditions (rain, wind, and sleet), an overall longer lifespan (up to 50 years if properly maintained), sound absorption properties (provides an excellent noise reduction), insulating properties (energy sufficient in both winter and summer), eco-friendly (100% recyclable, requires less energy to produce), and aesthetically pleasing appearance of the home.

Homeowners interested in installing a cedar roofing should also consider the following. Cedar shingle is more expensive than asphalt shingle. This type of roofing also requires regular maintenance since cedar is prone to fading over time. In addition, the application of chemical preservatives may be needed every few years.

Pros of Cedar Roofing Cons of Cedar Roofing
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Resistance to severe weather conditions Regular maintenance
Natural beauty

Only you can decide whether the advantages of cedar roofing outweigh its disadvantages for your residential, commercial or industrial building. Your Roof Company is a perfect place to address any questions or concerns regarding your existing or future home improvement project and start installation or repair process. Our team will be more than happy to give you a customized quote for cedar shingle or cedar shake roof.

Entrust the installation of your natural cedar wood roofing to the professional and certified Your Roof Company team, and we assure we will meet your expectations. Call (647) 760-5479 today or Contact Us to request a no-obligation cost estimate for the installation of your cedar roof.