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Stamford Roofing: Article About Benefits Of Cedar Roofing

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Cedar is a smart roofing choice that is as long lasting and durable as it is good looking and functional. Although cedar roofs tend to be more expensive than other rooftop types, many homeowners find that the benefits of this type of roof are more than worth the cost. A qualified Stamford roofing expert can help advise home and building owners on how to choose cedar shingles or cedar shakes and what benefits they can expect to gain from doing so.

Cedar roofs are good at resisting hail damage because of the natural resilience of the wood fibers, making them a great choice for homes in areas that are prone to heavy weather and severe storms. Cedar absorbs the impact from hail considerably better than other roofing materials like asphalt or tile. Cedar roofs also hold up against long term damage from the freeze thaw cycle that follows freezing temperatures. It also provides superior protection against fire and wind damage.

A hardy wood, cedar has an exceptionally strong structure that enables it to last for a very long time. Because of its exceptional durability, cedar tends to last up to 10 years longer than other types of roofing materials. With quality care and maintenance, a cedar roof can last from 30 to 50 years.

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Also, cedar is roughly 75 percent lighter than other roof types that are not as strong. This lightness reduces the possibility of a cave in, an important consideration for home and building owners in areas that are prone to earthquakes.

The durability of cedar could help save the homeowner money in the long run by cutting down on roof replacement costs. Also, because cedar is such a good insulator, it has the potential to cut down on heating and cooling bills through its superior thermal efficiency.

The rusting appearance of cedar shingles is beautiful, appealing and looks especially good on high end residential homes or historic buildings. They are easily recognizable, and their natural beauty is very eye catching. As it ages, cedar takes on an attractive, sliver gray appearance that adds charm and visual appeal to a building.

Cedar is one of the most environmentally responsible roofing choices available to consumers. Because wood automatically regenerates, cedar is a sustainable roofing medium. Unlike other types of roofing, the production and manufacture of cedar roofing is very easy on the environment, not depleting natural resources or producing harmful greenhouse emissions.

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