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Articles > Benefits of Using Cedar Shingles for Roofing and Siding

The natural beauty of Cedar can be enhanced with a variety of different finishes or left in its natural state. The superior benefits of building with Cedar have been known for hundreds of years. In fact, as roofing or siding material, nothing outperforms Eastern White Cedar. Its natural qualities enable it to resist the elements better than any other material available.

Value

As the premium roofing and siding material, Cedar shingles are the preferred material for finer homes. As a result, homes covered in Cedar can command a premium price.

Insulation

Cedar saves on energy bills. As an insulator, it can provide from 2 to 5 times the insulating value of other materials.

Strength

while most roofing materials add weight to a structure, Cedar shakes and shingles actually improve the stability of roofs and walls. In wind tunnel testing, Cedar shake roofs have withstood winds in excess of 130 miles per hour.

Stability

The natural recovery of Cedar's wood fibers makes it durable in regions where other materials fail. Cedar provides superior protection against hail, as well as thermal shock (repeated freeze and thaw conditions) that causes some roofing materials to crack, break, and subsequently leak.

Weight

Cedar is a smart choice for earthquake danger areas because it weighs as much as 75% less than most tile roofs.




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