Pros and Cons of Cedar Roofing
All roofing materials have pros and cons associated with them, and cedar is no exception. But with cedar roofing, most homeowners find the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. However, choosing a cedar roof is an individual decision where the pros and cons of cedar shingles can vary depending on your individual needs. Some of these needs may be the climate, location, the home surroundings in terms of trees and sun exposure, and of course, your budget.
The Pros of Cedar Roofing
Perhaps the greatest advantage of cedar roofing is the natural beauty of the wood and the way in which it gracefully ages into a beautiful grayish silver tone.
In terms of cost-savings, cedar wood is long-lasting, making it an ideal roofing material. Cedar lasts at least 10 years longer than common roofing materials, like asphalt. Cedar wood shingles and shakes are also resistant to strong winds and are durable in heavy rains, rain storms, and snowstorms. Cedar wood roofs are also energy efficient, providing a natural insulation up to two times that of asphalt shingles. This allows you to conserve home heating and cooling costs, and significantly save on energy bills.
The Cons of Cedar Roofing
Cost and maintenance are the only cons to cedar shingles and shakes. Compared with other roofing materials, such as the popular asphalt shingles, cedar roofing shingles are more expensive and cost more to install. But when you consider that your home is perhaps the largest investment of your lifetime, it makes sense to top it with a high quality, long-lasting roofing material. Top quality roofing, like cedar wood, comes with a higher price. However, over time, the longevity of cedar wood roofing provides a higher return on investment.
When it comes to roof maintenance, just about all roof types need some form of care to ensure their performance. Cedar roofs require regular maintenance to prevent moss, mold and mildew growth.
Making Your Roofing Decision
Only you can decide whether the advantages of cedar wood roofing outweigh its disadvantages for your home. Of course, the professionals at Landmark Roofing Ltd. are at your service to answer any questions you may have or to give you a customized quote for all your roofing needs.
When it's time to put a new roof on your home, call us at 604-888-9451 for advice and an estimate.