Many homeowners use standard asphalt shingles when installing their new roof or re-shingling an existing one. But did you know that there are many other styles of roofing materials to choose from? It is important to discover all the options available to you including cedar. Many would be surprised to learn that cedar can provide three major things most homeowners are looking for in their roofing material: energy savings, durability, and beauty.
Due to cedars high R rating (resilience to heat conductivity) your home will stay cool during the hottest summer months. Cedar roofs act as insulators absorbing the heat preventing it from entering the home. Keeping the hot air outside will cause the air conditioner to run less saving the homeowner in utility costs and bills. Also, cedar has a higher thermal resistance value than that of steel, aluminum, and concrete, which helps reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool your home.
Cedar is an extremely durable material that can withstand the elements. Cedar roofs can stand up to hail, rain, wind, and thermal shock (which is freezing and thawing) better than any material. This can save the homeowner a lot of money in repair and replacement costs. Cedar roofs are also very sturdy against winds and can withstand gusts up to 130 mph giving homeowners a feeling of safety during extreme weather. It is also naturally bug-resistent.
Cedar roofing provides an elegant natural look to the exterior of the home. As a light weight material, it is able to withstand the elements while also keeping its natural rustic look. A cedar roof can add an organic character and charm to the home.
Whether you need a minor roofing repair or a complete installation, Custom Installations is here to help. As one of Chicagos leading exterior contracting company, we have the experience to restore your home to its natural beauty. We specialize in roofing, siding, gutters, windows, and more. Contact us today to learn more about the quality services we provide.
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