Cedar and Wood Shingles
Some homeowners opt for unique designs and materials for the roofing. Cedar shingles, often also referred to as cedar shakes, are sometimes chosen for their combination of endurance and performance. While they come at a cost premium, they provide certain benefits that aren’t possible when using traditional asphalt materials.
- Cedar shingles (machined look) and shakes (raw cut look) are typically cut thick and offer good thermal insulation.
- Manufacturers claim wood and cedar shingles provide up to two times more insulation value compared to asphalt shingles.
- With proper care and maintenance they can last years longer than more traditional shingle materials.
- Stains can be applied to change the look and to better color match siding.