We have over 25 years of experience installing cedar shakes in Kelowna and area.
Cedar is a Green choice:
- Low Carbon Footprint – production emits the lowest amount of pollution compared to another roofing products – also with its lighter weight, transportation emissions are lower.
- Highest Insulation Resistance Value – According to the BC Shake and Shingle Association
“Cedar shakes and shingles have a superior insulating value to other roofing products, keeping homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter. During infrared heat tests conducted at the University of Texas at Arlington, cedar roofs kept ventilated attic spaces 26 degrees F cooler than asphalt shingles. The Federal Housing Administration reports the “R-value” of cedar shingles to be double that of asphalt shingles, 4 times that of fiber-cement shingles, and 18 times better than slate. Heating and cooling savings can pay for the premium price of real cedar roofing in 10 years or less. Reduced energy usage means less greenhouse gas emissions too.”
Roof cedar is resistant to high winds, and does not add excessive weight to the structure of the home.
Cedar shingles and shakes have been used for hundreds of years and have proven their durability in all kinds of climates. Their rich, warm colour and texture blend beautifully in any natural environment. The natural effects of aging and weathering give shingles and shakes, in time, an attractive silvery gray colour.
Cedar shake roofs are more rustic in appearance, with shakes having been split to reveal the natural grain of the wood. Shakes are typically thicker than shingles, and may be uneven in width and length, producing a textured and more varied roof. Cedar shakes are made by carefully cutting down and splitting pieces of cedar.
Within the cedar shake shingles category, hand-split and taper-sawn cedar shakes are the two options. The hand-split shake has a rough outside and creates a more rustic effect. The taper-sawn cedar shake is sawn on both sides and retains the thickness and strength of a shake while remaining closer to the texture and tailored appearance of a shingle. Taper-sawing means the shake is cut so it’s slightly thicker at one end, creating its taper.
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