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With just a quick glance at a cedar roof, you’ll see why homeowners immediately fall in love with them. The natural beauty and rustic charm just make for a great addition to almost any home. But more than just good looks, cedar wood roofs have much more to offer.
In this article, we’d give you the top 5 reasons why a cedar roof might be the right pick for your home.
Western red cedar is known to be one of the world’s strongest wood types and that is why cedar shakes, and shingles are proven to be strong and long-lasting. When properly treated and taken cared of, cedar roofs can last up to 40 years or longer.
Cedar roofs offer natural thermal insulation properties, particularly cedar roof shakes. Being able to deliver up to five times the insulating value than any other roofing materials, it can save you a significant amount of money by lowering your utility bills.
Extreme weather conditions such as moisture, strong high winds, and erosion, can seriously reduce the life expectancy of a roof. But this isn’t much of an issue with a cedar roofing since it contains natural preservatives that resist decay, moisture, fungus, and even insect damage. Moreover, with its strength, cedar roofing is very resilient against strong winds, hail, and other stormy weather conditions.
If you feel like matching your cedar roof with your home exterior, it can be finished according to your liking which is another great thing about cedar. But you can also opt to leave its as it’s natural honey color which elegantly turns into a regal silver tone as it ages. This makes it more than perfect in terms of versatility.
An Environmentally Friendly Construction Material
Going green? Cedar roofing is for you then as it comes from a natural resource that is harvested in a sustainable manner. Moreover, it is renewable and biodegradable.
In addition, studies show that wood uses less energy and has a lesser impact on global warming than other building materials, making it a responsible roofing material as well. When you consider that over 5% of all landfill waste is made up of old asphalt shingles, biodegradable cedar is definitely a great choice.
If you’d like to learn more about cedar roofing for your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (205) 518-8433. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions and provide you with a free estimate on a new roof. We offer a No Leak Guarantee and we’ve been installing new roofs in Alabama since 1973. We’re 5 Star Roofing & Restoration with offices in Birmingham and Mobile.