What is Cedar Roofing

Cedar shake/tile roofing systems are a traditional and historic roofing system that has stood the test of time. Cedar is an organic, environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing material. It gives buildings the ability to blend into its surroundings which can not be duplicated by man made alternatives such as synthetic products.

Cedar RoofingSpecifications

Cedar roofing materials can be manufactured to any roofer’s specifications however that can dramatically increase the cost of the product and is not recommended. There are a number of specs that have been widely manufactured and accepted among architects and builders. Our partner, Pacific Cedar has a number of cedar roofing products that follow these specs in Shakes, Shingles, Fancy Cuts, Sidewall shingles and more.

  • Shake
  • Shingle
  • Fancy Cuts
  • Siding
  • Flashings
  • Shake
    1/2" to 1"
  • Shingle
    1/4" to 3/4"
  • Fancy Cuts
    Made to order
  • Siding
    Made to
  • Flashings
    Custom Copper

Benefits ofCedar Roofing

Cedar roofing has a number of advantages that stretches beyond the looks and prestige. When a cedar roof is installed, the home consumes considerably less energy on heating and cooling of the home. Most homes lose a majority of heat through the roof. Cedar acts like an additional layer of insulation keeping the heat in and in the summer it doesn’t conduct heat like traditional asphalt shingles and metal roofs. Another considerable benefit is in the fact that it is sourced from sustainable materials and takes considerably less energy to produce.

Elemental Damage
Energy Efficient
Light Weight


What it Takes to install Cedar Roofs

Prepare the roof deck. This goes for both re-roofing and a new build
Water proof the building
Install all flashings
Layout all breather layers. Essential for long lasting roof
Install caps, hips and zinc strips


Cedar Roofing Products can work on any roofing application that has a slope greater than 3/12. It is also a great product for exterior siding and complex roofs. Cedar is a very usable product that looks and functions beautifully.

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