Cedar shakes, a Canada classic
The Cedar shake is a premium type of roof that provides, an elegant, rustic, and classic look to any home. They are made of split logs formed into wooden shingles. As a result, cedar shingles are irregularly shaped so they do not lay flat giving that natural look.
Therefore it is no surprise that they are a popular roof option for many homes and businesses in Alberta and British Columbia, a true Western Canadian roof that blends perfectly against a mountain backdrop.
Cedar roofs will endure extreme weather situations, including heavy snow and hail storms. Even in cases of hail depressions, these shakes will recover without affecting the service life of the roof thanks to the natural resiliency of the wood fibers. The same resiliency and strength will help insulate your home, preventing the loss of cold air in the summer and the loss of hot air in the winter.
Besides its physical properties, its biological properties help as well – cedarwood contains long-lasting natural oils that prevent rot. Further, cedar roofing leaves more airflow around the shingles, preventing mold growth.
Flammability tends to be a top concern among homeowners considering a wooden roof. However, it is important to know that many improvements have been done in the industry and current cedar shakes available can be as fire resistant as other types of shingles such as asphalt or rubber. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the cedar shingles you get installed have the appropriate fire rating, as some are still sold without any.
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Popular Cedar Roof Options
Goes very well with brick and stone exteriors. This is also a natural tonality of cedar and gives that wooden exterior look to the house.
This is the classic cedar color, it is original, timeless, and very popular for cabins, cottages, and homes designed with an Alpine feel to them.
Mountain cedar goes great with light exteriors (white/light grey ) giving it a nice contrast and executive feel to your home.
The warmth and beauty of a natural cedar shake go beyond enhancing the appearance of your home. It reflects the pride of ownership and, most importantly, it shows an intelligent sense of value. No matter where you live, or how harsh the climate, a cedar shake roof will be as durable as it is beautiful. Cedar’s natural versatility makes it ideal for your home. Cedar is a product that has provided a classic look for close to a century in Southern Alberta.
Our cedar shakes are a beautiful and sustainable product monitored and produced through responsible environmental practices. We only supply cedar products that meet the highest standard of responsible forestry practices. A newly installed cedar roof, when done by experienced professionals, is an extremely beautiful piece of work.