Cedar Roofs: A Primer
Cedar roofs are composed of cedar shingles. Cedar shingles are manufactured using a simple process: they’re milled from cedar trees, cut down to size, and treated to protect against fire damage. A cedar shingle, therefore, remains close to the form it originated in. By contrast, a traditional asphalt shingle involves a more labor-intensive assembly process that often requires oil.
In addition, cedar roofs offer the following advantages:
- Long-lasting and durable: If properly maintained, cedar roofs can last a very long time. They offer great protection against wind and rain and can be treated to resist fire.
- Great insulators: Cedar roofs are an excellent choice for the homeowner looking to save money on their energy bills. They provide superior insulating qualities, helping keep in warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer.
- Lovely appearance: Cedar roofs can help your home achieve a rustic look that can’t be matched by other roofing products.