When selecting your new roof, the list of possible choices is daunting. From traditional asphalt, slate and engineered products, to ceramic, metal and wood, homeowners face an arduous task in picking the right product. Which one will be the best value for my home?
Western Red Cedar shake is THE most energy efficient roofing material you can install on a roof. Period!
Cedar is GREENER!
It seems that every business is wrapping itself in “Green”, despite whether their offerings deliver any measurable environmental benefit. To be considered a truly green solution, a product should meet the following criteria:
- All Natural Product. What could be more natural than wood? Cedar shake is sawn and split directly from blocks of cedar, cut right from the tree. No petroleum-based or synthetic additives are required.
- Renewable Resource. While Mother Nature has provided hundreds of thousands of acres of cedar woodlands, we continue to enhance her good work with sustainable forestry practices. New forests emerge where trees were re-planted resulting in a continual abundance of cedar.
- Low Energy and Environmental Impact. Unlike other materials that may require environmentally intrusive mining and manufacturing, cedar comes from carefully managed forests of western Canada. Production of cedar shake remains a highly manual process that does not require a significant, emissions-heavy power grid.
- Energy Efficient. A well insulated roof can dramatically reduce your home energy costs. According to the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau, “ (cedar) has 413 times the R-value of steel, 2000 times that of aluminum, and 8 times that of concrete.” Moreover, a cedar roof, “can keep your attic 28 degrees cooler in summer heat.” And what’s more, we have the energy bills below to prove it!
Cedar is CHEAPER!
Builders know that inexpensive tools always end up costing the most. While a cedar roof may have a higher initial investment, it puts money back every month in the form of lower energy costs. There is simply no other roofing material that provides better insulation than cedar.