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Add Beautiful Cedar Roofing To Your Home
Cedar Roofing comes in 2 beautiful natural designs, Shake and Shingles. Why Choose Cedar Roofing for your house? We outline the benefits of Cedar Roofing to traditional asphalt and clay roofing as well as the differences between shake and shingles below.
In terms of cost-savings, cedar wood is long-lasting, making it an ideal roofing material. Cedar lasts at least 10 years longer than common roofing materials, like asphalt.
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.
The production and processing of wood highly energy efficient, giving wood products an ultra-low carbon footprint, but wood can often be used to substitute for materials like steel, aluminum, concrete or plastics, which require large amounts of energy to produce.
Cedar Roofing has the look that meets the needs of homeowners who desire a real cedar style for roofing, that exhibits the rough "hand-split" surface, however, it presents a cleaner, more uniform look.
Functionally, the most important difference between cedar shakes and shingles is that shingles are milled more precisely than shakes. Cedar shakes are more irregular, and dont lay as flat when installed. This creates gaps which can be penetrated by wind blown precipitation so professional installation is a must.
Modern wood shakes are made using contemporary technology. One side will deliver the hand split texture that some homeowners love, but the opposite side is typically smooth and sawn.
Generally speaking, cedar shakes are more durable and last longer than shingles because they are thicker and made from premium grade wood.
When cedar shakes are installed, overlapping layers of roofing felt need to be placed between the shake layers.
A shingle is what you typically see on most homes. Shingles are sawn on both sides and they are typically thinner than shakes. Cedar shingles are versatile and they make a good fit on most era-appropriate homes.
Cedar Shingles are more uniform in nature. When you hold a single tile in your hands, youll notice that both sides are smooth and consistent
Stacking shingles on top of one another can also help in colder climates where retaining heat and eliminating cold leaks from the outside are crucial.
A circular saw cuts a shingle from a block of cedar wood. Each pass of the saw creates a tapered cut, all of the same thickness.
Cedar shingles are cut on both sides using a saw. The end of the cut, or butt, is thinner than a shake.
Think That Cedar Is The Right Choice For You?
If youre thinking about a cedar roof, Allseason Contractors of NY Inc. can provide you with additional information to help you decide between shakes and shingles. It really comes down to the roofing style you like, but we can give you pointers and advice on what would work best for the style of your home and its positioning in relationship to the sun and any surrounding trees.
Once you see the natural look of cedar, we know youll fall in love with it. Get in touch today and lets start talking cedar shakes and shingles.