Cedar (Thuja Plicata) is an evergreen coniferous tree that grows only in the Pacific North West of North America. These trees can grow over 300 feet tall and over 21 feet in diameter. Products made from Cedar are valued for their distinct appearance, aroma, great insulation value and its high natural resistance to decay.
Western red cedar has been used as a roofing material for over a century. Because of the way that it is manufactured, cedar shingles will provide a flat lying roof and a rustic appearance to your home. During the manufacturing process, the Cedar is pressure treated to protect against fungal decay and can also sprayed with a fire-protective coating.
With time, Cedar exposed to the elements, will start to turn a silver-gray color, which not only becomes an attractive feature, but also helps buildings keeping cool in summer and warm in the winter.
Over time, Cedar roofs need to be pressure washed and re-treated to renew the protective coatings that were applied during manufacturing. When this is done regularly, your roof can last up to 50 years.
At Lifetime Roofing Company, we offer a 10 year labor warranty on all Cedar roofs we install. If you have any further questions about Cedar roofing, feel free to contact us today.