Cedar Roofing Performance & Benefits

Thinking about cedar shake roofing for your home? If so, you’re looking at a beautifully rustic roof with a lot of advantages. Depending on your area’s climate, the quality of the product and installation, and the care you provide to maintain it, cedar shake roofing can last anywhere from 30 to 50 years! Highly resistant to hail damage, cedar shake roofing makes an excellent choice for homeowners living in areas prone to such weather anomalies.
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Unlike tile, asphalt, or other types of roofing materials, cedar shake roofing absorbs the impact of hail more successfully and withstands damage better than many other products on the market!
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HOW DO FIRE RETARDANT SHAKES & SHINGLES STACK UP?

The roofing and siding products comparison chart shows the definitive advantages of fire retardant cedar (on a scale of 1 – 5, 5 is best). No other material comes close in terms of beauty, durability, and value.

Roofing

Fire Protection Insulation Weight Structural Stability Wind Resistance Hail Resistance Freeze/ Thaw Insta-llation Maintenance Performance History
Fire Treated Cedar Shake 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5
Asphalt 5 2 5 1 4 2 5 3 5 3
Fiber-Cement 5 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 5 1
Ceramic Tile 5 2 1 1 2 2 4 2 5 2
Concrete Tile 5 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 5 3
Slate 5 1 1 1 2 5 5 2 5 5
Metal 5 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 5 4

Siding

Fire Protection Insulation Weight Structural Stability Wind Resistance Hail Resistance Freeze/ Thaw Insta-
llation
Maintenance Performance History
Fire Treated
Cedar Shingles
5 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 5 4 5
Asphalt 2 1 5 1 5 N/A 5 4 5 4
Vinyl 1 1 5 1 5 N/A 3 4 5 3

 

 

 

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