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Cedar Roofing

Top-Rated Cedar Roofing in Northern Colorado

Cedar roofing is an attractive and sturdy option for your roof, giving your home a rustic, countryside look that is impossible to replicate. This lightweight, eco-friendly option is not going to be the cheapest roofing available, but if you’re looking for charm and durability, this could be the roof of your dream home.

When choosing a cedar roofing company to help you with installation and maintenance, look no further than Advanced Roofing Technologies as your roofing company. Our skilled and trustworthy roofing contractors offer invaluable cedar roofing services and are standing by to provide you with the friendly customer service you expect from local Northern Colorado businesses.

Are you interested in a beautiful, natural cedar roof? Contact us today for a free consultation where you’ll receive a personalized quote.

Types of Cedar Roofing

There are two types of cedar roofs that are typically confused by most: cedar shake roofing and cedar shingle roofing.

Cedar Shake vs Cedar Shingle

The main difference between these two types is that cedar shingles are factory cut, so each panel is going to be precisely the same size. Cedar shakes are split by hand and consequently, won’t all be the same.

This may not seem like a big difference, but the decision is an important one because it will change the look of your home. If you want a more rustic look for your roof, cedar shakes will be the way to go. On the other hand, it’s essential that a cedar shake roofer installs the material since they can create gaps due to their non uniformity which can be affected by inclement weather. However, for both options, professional installation by a cedar roofing contractor is highly recommended to ensure the best possible results.

The strength of your cedar roof also depends on the thickness and which part of the tree the wood was cut from. When you’ve got a thick cut of wood, it generally lasts longer, and if your cedar comes from the strongest part of the tree, it will be more durable. Both of these qualities will cost you more and account for the variances in cedar roofing prices.

Both cedar shingles and cedar shakes are lightweight, easy to maintain, energy efficient, and can last up to 25 years. However, cedar shakes are more expensive due to their hand-made manufacturing process.

Need help deciding which cedar roofing option to choose? Call us today at 970-663-0203 for a free consultation with one of our experienced roofers.

Pros and Cons of Cedar Roofing

Cedar itself is an incredibly durable kind of wood. After all, cedar trees continue to stand tall through bad weather. But, as with anything, there are upsides and downsides to this roofing material.

The Pros

To start with the positives, cedar roofing is an eco-friendly option, making homes more energy efficient. Cedar is a renewable resource and biodegradable, so if your priority is an environmentally friendly roofing material, cedar roofing could be for you. By insulating your house and allowing it to breathe, it’ll also save you on energy costs.

Cedar roofing gives your home a rustic aesthetic that’s truly difficult to match with engineered products, and you’ll also see that cedar roofing lasts longer than some other kinds of roofing, provided that they undergo proper maintenance.

The Cons

One of the concerns with getting cedar roofing is that it can be more prone to issues including fire damage, drying out and cracking, warping, water damage, and pest infestations. It’s suggested to use fire retardant coatings, as well as treatments for any other potential issues, which are all part of the installation process and requiring of regular maintenance. However, keep in mind that some areas don’t allow cedar roofing due to fire concerns even with these precautions.

Depending on the quality of cedar roofing you decide to go with, it won’t be a cheap project. It’s not the most expensive option available, but it’s certainly not your most budget-friendly either. Not only do you have to think about the cost of the cedar shakes or shingles themselves, but they also require demolition of your old roof and installation costs of skilled contractors.

In addition to these initial costs, cedar roofing also needs a fair bit of maintenance to ensure the lifespan. Apart from the previously mentioned coating maintenance, other necessary tasks for cedar roofing include consistent cleaning to remove moss and mildew build-up, and you’ll even need to remove low hanging trees that can contribute to moisture accumulation.

Make the Right Decision Today!

A new cedar roof can really brighten the aesthetic makeup of a home. Ready to get started on your beautiful new cedar roofing? Need to do some maintenance on your cedar roof? Call Advanced Roofing Technologies’s cedar roof specialists today!

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4555 Highland Meadows Parkway, Windsor

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  • Avatar Lyndsey Burmeister ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    This is our second experience with Advanced and everything has been great! Gail and Clint are both excellent communicators, the crew was very respectful of our home, and the completed work looks terrific. Thanks!
  • Avatar Shelley Dahme ★★★★★ a year ago
    Logan and the crew did a fantastic job on our roof project this fall. They replaced our entire roof and installed all new gutters and downspouts. They also pulled out about a thousand nails on our patio cover which were used by the last … More roofers that were too long. (Poking through the ceiling...)
    The entire process was efficient, the team was very professional and they cleaned up their work areas nicely when done. They repaired a few rotted boards prior to installing the new gutters as well as a bad spot on the patio. All in all they did a very professional job and I feel they went the extra mile to make sure everything was done correctly.
    I also want to note that the office staff was very pleasant and helpful. They sent us all documents on time and Logan offered to fill out the new upgraded shingle form for our insurance company. (This roof replacement was due to wear, not hail damage.)
    I would recommend Advanced Roofing Technologies to anyone and would use them again in the future!
  • Avatar Cliff Trausch ★★★★★ a year ago
    We had our roof replaced by Advanced Roofing a few years back. They did a great job, and reasonably priced hail resistant upgrade asphalt shingles.
    I needed color matching shingles to add exhaust fans for more roof space cooling. Logan
    … More dropped off a bundle of upgraded hail resistant shingles and did not charge. Who does that these days? Good people!

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