It is hard to argue with the natural beauty of cedar and the way in which it ages into a beautiful silver tone.
Cedar wood is long-lasting, making it an ideal roofing material. Cedar can last up to 10 years longer than common roofing materials, like asphalt. Cedar shingles and shakes are also very resistant to strong winds, heavy rains, hail, snow and other types of severe storms.
Cedar roofs are extremely energy efficient, providing a natural insulation that can be up to two times that of asphalt shingles. This allows you save money on home heating and cooling costs, making cedar shingles a very sound investment.
The downside to cedar roofs are the installation cost and maintenance. Compared with other roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, cedar roofing shingles are more expensive to have installed. But when you consider that your home is perhaps the largest investment you will ever make, high quality, long-lasting roofing material is a wise choice.
In terms of maintenance, Cedar roofs need regular treatment with preservatives to prevent moss, mold and mildew growth. There are cedar treatments that can be added before installation to prevent this and preserve the wood longer.
Mint Roofing offers regular inspections and maintenance of cedar roofing, taking one less thing off of the plate of every busy homeowner.
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