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Why Cedar Roofing Is Perfect for Custom Homes

If you're designing a custom home, you may want to complete your design with cedar roof shingles. Cedar is a sustainable, aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional asphalt or metal. You have plenty of options to make your roof complement the rest of your property. Explore the key features of cedar roofs to discover why including them in your plan can add value to your new house.

1. Cedar Roofing Is Available With Many Custom Options

Since you're in control of your custom home's appearance, you'll probably want as many options as possible to find the colors and textures that best complement your property. Cedar roofing features a fine, straight graining pattern that allows it to accept stains, coatings and oils very well. As a result, you can choose a variety of desired looks according to your custom home's design specifications.

Cedar is one of the most customizable types of roofs. At Cedar Roof Coatings, we offer a versatile selection of cedar roof preservation and staining options to help you find the appearance that matches your home perfectly. With our color consultation services, we can help you find the right pigment for your cedar roof, and we'll show you the finished product before it is installed on your property.

2. A Cedar Roof Boosts Curb Appeal

Depending on your home's architectural style, your roof makes up a significant portion of your exterior property. Cedar shingles feature an elegant, natural beauty that'll make you proud of your new house. The classic charm of authentic wood boosts your curb appeal, creating a stunning first impression. Since a cedar roof lasts longer than most roofing materials, you won't have to replace it often. As a result of your wise investment, your home's value will increase, and your roof will yield a high return on investment (ROI).

You may want to install cedar shingles for a smoother, tailored appearance or cedar shakes to create a rustic design. The natural color of cedar wood roofing features unique graining patterns that make your property stand out. As it ages, it takes on a gray-silver tint that continues to provide striking visual appeal. We recommend having your cedar shingles professionally treated with TWP200, an oil-based preservative that helps enhance their aesthetic and make their rich color last longer.

3. Cedar Roofs Are Stable

If you live in coastal New York or Connecticut, you may be looking for roof shingles that won't warp or shrink in the hot, humid summer or cold, icy winter. Since cedar is a low-density wood, it can withstand changes in temperatures and humidity without shrinking as much as asphalt does. As a result, your cedar shingles are less likely to rip off the nails that hold them in place, so you won't have to get them repaired when there's a change in the atmosphere.

Consider getting your roofing shingles treated to enhance their stability in your local climate. This small investment can make your shingles more robust, allowing them to last for decades, no matter if it's hot or cold outside. Your cedar roof shingles are more likely to lay flat and straight on top of your house, maintaining their unique aesthetic.

4. Cedar Roofs Resist Storm Damage

Your property can experience hurricanes, snowstorms, harsh sunlight and strong winds throughout the year in coastal New York or Connecticut. Storm damage to a roof could create costly repairs that take weeks to resolve. You'll want to install a durable roof that will protect your property from rain and snow during every storm. Cedar roof shingles are highly resistant to sunlight, moisture and wind damage, making them suitable for any climate.

Since your roofing is less likely to suffer from harm during a storm, it can also protect the inside of your home. Cracks in your roof could allow pests into your home, contaminating your property and putting your family at risk. Gaps in your shingles could also let in water that drips into your ceiling, walls and insulation. To enhance your roof's visual appeal and keep it safe from damage, you could also treat your shingles to resist moss, fire and fungal growth.

5. Cedar Roofing Makes Your House More Energy Efficient

An energy-efficient property allows you to get the most out of your investment without depleting your resources. Custom homes allow you the flexibility to choose eco-friendly, sustainable building materials and modern appliances. Since warm air rises, having a sturdy roof that can keep the air from your HVAC inside your home can help make your space more pleasant throughout the year.

Cedar is a natural insulator, acting as a protective barrier that keeps your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. As a result, you and your family will be comfortable inside, no matter what the temperature is outside. When your cedar shingles keep the air from your HVAC system in your interior living space, the HVAC unit will experience less wear and tear, allowing it to last longer. You can also save money on your energy bills.

6. Cedar Shake Roofing Lasts a Long Time

Compared to other wood species, cedar is one of the most durable woods available. Accordingly, it can serve as an excellent roofing option. Cedar roofs tend to have a life span that's twice as long as other roofing materials. The money you put into installing high-quality roof shingles will prove a wise long-term investment when you don't have to replace your roof frequently. You and your family can enjoy the protection of a sturdy, long-lasting roof for many decades.

With specialized roofing treatment, you can protect the top of your house from insects and pests that find their way through gaps and cracks in your shingles. Since we treat cedar roof shingles with Total Wood Preservative (TWP)® Series, you can trust that your new investment is less likely to suffer damage from the wear and tear of outdoor elements. Cedar shingles are easy to clean and maintain so you can restore their beautiful appearance.

Contact Cedar Roof Coatings to Explore Our Customizable Roof Options

When designing your home's exterior and floor color, remember to include your roof's appearance in your plan. Once you have your brand-new cedar shingles installed, we can apply a treatment to them that extends their life span. We'll visit your new house and clean, inspect and treat the roof shingles on your property. You can choose from our wide selection of cedar roof coating options to create a design that accommodates your style preferences. For more information about what we offer, contact us online or call 203-847-5740 today.

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