Wood shingles are commonly made out of Western Red Cedar providing a natural and beautiful look for your home. Canada Specialty Roofing and Siding has a team that specializes in cedar roofs with many years of experience on extensive roofs.
Cedar roofs offer an obvious aesthetical advantage. The natural appearance of the wood shake gives a home lots of character. As well, no two shake roofs will ever appear exactly the same. There are constant variations in colour, width, thickness and cut of the wood. As well, as the roof ages the cedar weathers to a beautiful soft grey appearance, for many years never looking battered or old. Custom copper work is often added to ornament a cedar roof and this results in an extremely luxurious feel. Copper work will last as long as the lifespan of the roof. This also allows the homeowner to customize their roof to their specifications adding much detail to the home.
A cedar roof is very durable and can last from anywhere between 30 and 50 years. This material can be very long lasting if properly maintained; it does require occasional repair and maintenance however, both of these are easy and inexpensive. Cedar shakes can withstand wind up to 245 mph as well as being compatible in the Ontario weather conditions, withstanding extreme heat or cold. Furthermore, since cedar is a softwood, it doubles as a great insulator helping to keep your home cool in the summer months and warm in the winter months resulting in energy savings. However, this is not the only environmentally friendly aspect of cedar; it is also a renewable resource.
- Long lasting (30-50 years)
- Easy repair and maintenance
- Environmentally friendly
- Good insulator
- Aesthetically pleasing (natural look and weathers to grey)
- Customizable with copper
- Withstands extreme weather conditions