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Extensive Testing by Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau Demonstrates Cedar Shakes are Fire, Wind, and Impa

Updated: Sep 23, 2019


Threats of fire, wind and hail are always stressful and these natural disasters can happen just about anywhere. When searching for a sturdy roof to face the elements, cedar roofing is an ideal choice. With impact resistant roofs in a variety of materials, cedar can help protect your home from just about any type of disaster.

Fire Resistance

According to the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau, cedar shakes and shingles have proven to be highly resilient roof coverings. For instance, it has demonstrated fire resistance in all three classes of roofing. Class A roofing tests intense fire exposure; Class B tests moderate fires; and Class C tests against low fire exposure. Cedar roof preservation has been tested in eight ways to check pressure and flame retardation. For extra safety, the Intermittent, Burning Brand and Flying Brand tests are done at one, two, three, five and 10 years due to the natural changes that occur in these materials.

Wind Resistance

Cedar shakes and shingles have proven over a span of more than 50 years that they have the durability to withstand severe wind. Testing of the cedar shake and shingles includes manufactured wind produced by an airplane. Though there are threats of winds associated with hurricanes reaching categories three through five, special measures have been taken via The Fortified for Safer Living® program. The program advocates building stronger and safer homes that go far beyond the typical requirements for a dwelling. This type of roofing has surpassed all expectations for wind resistance, showing their consistent durability

Impact Resistance

Beyond fire and wind, cedar roofing has proven to be incredibly impact resistant. Cedar roof preservation is a major part of maintaining roof integrity. According to the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau, UL-2218 is the standard impact resistance test used for all products within the roofing industry. Testing includes the durability of roofs after baseball and golf ball sized hail damage.

This type of roofing has proven its durability and longevity, keeping your home safe from just about any disaster. Cedar roofing offers:

  • Control for flames that are classified as Class A, Class B and Class C.

  • A passing grade on the Uplift Test for Roof Covering Systems.

  • Protection against hail damage, no matter the size.

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For more than 30 years, Cedar Roof Coating has demonstrated a degree of quality that has yet to be surpassed in the roofing industry. Contact us to get your estimate for the most durable roofs around.


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