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The strength and beauty of red cedar make this versatile wood one of the great building materials for outdoor use for many reasons. Whether in the form of cedar shingles or cedar shakes, cedar roofing has natural toughness for resisting the ravages of the elements. Insect damage, UV ray damage, and other sorts of decay are less inclined to take hold with cedar shingles and cedar shakes.

Both the shakes and shingles display the natural honey and cinnamon tones of cedar wood. Later, cedar shingles and shakes naturally mature to a seasoned and distinguished-looking silvery gray. A product of the lush and abundant coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest, cedar shingles and cedar shakes are a testimonial to rugged outdoor resilience. Cedar roofing adds a touch of natural beauty and hardiness to your roof.

Your choice of cedar shingles or cedar shakes will depend on the aesthetic effect personally desired for your wood roof. Cedar shingles provide your roof with a more tailored look, while cedar shakes might be said to supply a more rough-hewn appearance, perhaps accentuating your love of the untamed Great Outdoors. Both cedar shingles and shakes are excellent insulators. Cedar roofing promotes cooler temperatures inside in the summer and warmth in the winter, making cedar wood roof a very practical as well as beautiful choice.

Appearance does, however, serve the product: The main reason people use Cedar is its look and on high-end homes, they are not deterred by its higher cost - a shake roof generally costs twice as much as an architectural shingle roof.

 

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