Cedar Roofing: An Eco-Friendly Roofing Choice
Updated: Apr 13
Cedar shingles are an increasingly popular material for roofing that offer many advantages – chief among them are their good-looking appearance, durability, superior insulating qualities and status as an environmentally friendly alternative to asphalt. If your roof is in need of an overhaul, or you’re assessing options for a newly built house, you should consider adding cedar shingles to your roof. Alternatively, if you recently purchased a home with a cedar roof and are debating whether you should keep it or switch to a different material, read on!
Let’s take a quick look at a few reasons why cedar shingles would make a great choice for your next roofing project:
Low-Impact Manufacturing Process and Easy Installation
Cedar shingles are harvested from red cedar trees. They’re sawed down to size and may be treated to resist fire. Contrast this with the manufacturing of asphalt shingles, which are assembled from a composite of wood pulp and/or fiberglass and combined with asphalt. Asphalt is often generated from the refining of oil, resulting in a product that creates a significant environmental impact. It’s easy to see why cedar roofing is eco-friendly.
In addition to their lower-impact manufacturing process, cedar shingles are relatively easy to install, reducing the amount of time spent on labor and resulting in an easy, uncomplicated process.
Cedar shingles lend homes a distinctive, natural appearance that’s unparalleled by asphalt products. They’ll help your home stand out and are sure to elicit compliments from guests and passers-by.
If you own a historic home and want to maintain its old-world charm, or if your aim is to create a home that exudes a rustic, organic feel, choose cedar roofing products to add a cozy, traditional aesthetic touch.
Durable and Energy-Efficient
Though they require more maintenance than their asphalt counterparts, cedar roofing products tend to last longer, resulting in a return on investment that’s hard to beat. In addition, cedar shingles offer superior insulating properties, keeping warm air in your home in the winter and retaining cold air in the summer while reducing your energy bills.
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Cedar Roof Coatings, a division of Shoreline Painting, is a cedar roof preservation, restoration and repair company serving Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York. We’re a family owned business dedicated to spreading the word about the value of cedar roofing products and keeping homeowners informed about how to properly maintain their cedar-shingled roofs.
Don’t just take our word for it – check out some of our past projects and read what some of our satisfied customers have had to say about our services.
If you own a cedar roof and are looking for a team of specialists to provide it with expert care, or are interested in learning more about how a cedar roof can add value to your home, contact us today. We are happy to consult with you about your cedar roofing needs, can take a look at your existing cedar roof to evaluate its condition and offer free estimates. We’d love to build a relationship with you and help guide you in making informed decisions about your roof.