There are many benefits of installing a cedar roof and the biggest one perhaps is the exceptional beauty it brings to your home. There are other advantages of using cedar shakes and shingles and here are four of them listed below.
1. They withstand hail storms
These shakes and shingles undergo the same procedure of tests as all other roofing materials for impact resistance and hold up really well to the harshest of hail storms.
2. They withstand hurricane winds better than other roofing products
Having undergone the uplift test for roof covering systems, our cedar shakes and shingles have commendable results (over 170 mph for cedar shingles and over 140 mph for cedar shakes). Needless to say, a cedar roof will generally withstand high winds much better than your other popular roofs will.
3. They can help you obtain a high fire retardant rating
Having passed the natural weathering testing procedure as all other roofing materials available do, you can obtain up to a Class A fire resistant score with cedar shakes and shingles.
4. They save on your home energy expenses
Cedar shingles have shown to have a better R value (Insulating Resistance Value) than the other well-known roofing materials which can save quite a bit of money per year in energy costs. They can keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer with their outstanding insulating value.
A gorgeous cedar roof does need some regular maintenance to enjoy all these benefits for the long haul. You can contact your roof repair experts here at Apex ext if you are in Schaumburg, Barrington, Downers Grove or anywhere in the Chicagoland area and we’d be happy to give you a free quote for roof repair or maintenance.