Cedar Shingle Roofing
Give your home a classic New England appeal by installing cedar shingles. Installing cedar shingles will provide your home with a rustic “old-American” vibe, a vibe that will surely be the envy of anyone who sees it. These wood shingles have so much to offer both in aesthetic appeal as well as insulation value (when compared to asphalt shingles). Additionally, cedar roof shingles can often be installed over your existing asphalt shingles saving you time and money.
Replacing Roof Cedar Shingles
It is an inevitable fact that every roof will one day have to be replaced. If your roof is currently 15-20 years old it is a prime candidate for replacement. But there is no need to worry, many homeowners insurance plans can help cover the price. Filing roofing insurance claims is highly recommended in instances where your roof has suffered damage over time be it from wind, hail, or any other force of nature. In many cases roofing installers can apply new cedar shakes over your old shingles. Doubling the strength of your roof. However, if your roof is damaged or warped in any way this may not be an option.
Cedar Shingle Prices
Using a piece of mother nature to shield your home from the elements is no doubt more expensive than man-made asphalt shingles. This price does not reflect the longevity of cedar shingles either. Both asphalt and cedar have roughly the same lifespan. The price increase is due to the cost of building materials combined with being a more difficult installation. That being said, for homeowners who desire a classic rustic look, there is really no better option. All of our visitors the most competitive prices for cedar roof installation.
Cedar Shingle Roof Cost
Cedar is a wonderful product for roofing customers looking for a traditional “New-England” feel for their home. At Roofing Contractor, we install cedar shingle roofing at a cost of $5.00 to $7.00 per square foot, on average. Aside from their obvious aesthetic benefits and beauty, cedar shingles are great for your home for a variety of reasons. Cedar shingles are durable, and are excellent for insulating your home, which is why they are a popular option in cold areas. Cedar also has a good life expectancy – typically 25 years or more.
Cedar roof shingles are different from cedar shakes in that shingles are sawn on all sides, giving the shingles a more uniform look and feel than cedar shakes. Cedar shingles are a great option in areas where high winds are a concern, as they are often rated to withstand winds of over 150 mph. Cedar is also good for the environment, as it can be harvested and produced using environmentally-friendly methods. As with other types of wood shingle or shake roofing, it is important to keep a cedar roof as clear of debris as possible.
When debris such as leaves and branches accumulate, there is a greater chance that moisture will build and lead to mold. If you have a cedar shingle roof installed, make certain you have it cleaned fairly regularly, and it’s always a good idea to cut back branches that overhang the roof. By doing these minor things, you can save yourself the cost of roof repairs that become necessary due to moisture and mildew.