Cedar Shingles and Cedar Shake
Are you considering a cedar roofing system for your new home or roof replacement?
Particularly popular in Canada, few roofing materials look as beautiful on a home as cedar shake or cedar shingles.
If you think a cedar roof might be right for you, the next thing to consider is whether you prefer cedar shake or cedar shingles.
If you’re unaware of the differences between them, here is a quick description of each along with the top features and benefits each roofing material has to offer.
What is a Cedar Shake?
Cedar shake is a very rustic looking roof shingle. It is typically hand split, giving the appearance of being cut by an axe or a mallet. They are rough and come with minor variations in look and size. Furthermore, they are used almost exclusively for roofing. Visit our Roof Replacement Page.
Benefits of Cedar Shake
- Natural and beautiful look
- Add excellent curb appeal
- Very durable and very highest quality
- Environmentally friendly
- Different sizes available (standard, medium, heavy etc.)
- Every piece is different adding natural beauty and uniqueness
What is a Cedar Shingle?
Uniformly sawn for a consistent look and exact thickness, cedar shingles, unlike cedar shake, have a machine-cut look. Cedar shingles are used mainly for roofing but are also often used for sidewalls as well.
Benefits of Cedar Shingles
- Promises that classic Muskoka or Cape Cop look
- Adds excellent appeal to any home or residence
- Of the absolute highest quality
- Random width to create a look of natural variety
- Significantly more environmentally friendly than asphalt shingles
- Extremely durables
- 100% natural and sustainable
Most shakes and shingles are typically harvested from renewable resources and come from sustainable sources.
Are you sold on a new cedar roof for your home?
Ultimately, you can never go wrong with a decision to invest in a beautiful new cedar roof, regardless of whether it’s shake or shingle.
Conversely, the mistake many people make when hiring a roofing company to install their new roof is just assuming all roofing companies offer cedar roof installation services when, in reality, few do. Make sure whatever company you hire explicitly states they offer cedar shingle and cedar shake roofing, to be on the safe side.
At Highpoint Roofing and Eavestrough, we have one of the top cedar roof installing teams in Southwestern Ontario. We’re proud to say much of our business comes through recommendations and referrals from our current satisfied client base, which we take as a great compliment.