Cedar is a wise option for roofing material in the Denver area. Of course, a homeowner can remain with the standard and popular asphalt shingle roofing or metal roofing, but why be like everyone else? Cedar is filled with curb appeal that set your home apart from others on the block. Here are several reasons why cedar should be considered.
Thick and Durable
There are four different thicknesses, and therefore levels of durability when it comes to cedar roofing material.
- Grade 1 (100% straight grain): This is the highest quality, guaranteed to be free of defects, and will create a long-lasting roof
- Grade 2 (Selects): Good quality product made from flat grain. Maybe some knots and blemishes but still eye-catching. Good to also use this for siding.
- Grade 3 (Common): The budget option. More defects that Grade 2, therefore it is best to be used on sheds, or outbuildings
- Grade 4: Lowest quality of the four. It should only be used for the underlayer on the siding, and not for any exterior work
Depending on the desired use of cedar, it will help to distinguish between the various grades. If you want to make a statement among other Denver homes, consider a higher-quality grade cedar. If you want the look without the possible financial burden, consider a lesser grade. Speak with the professionals at Integrity Pro Roofing to help determine which is best.
The simply gorgeous look of a cedar roof is unmatched. Especially when the setting is right! A full yard of trees and nature can help set off the elegance of the home. Perhaps match the color and shade of cedar to nature and the nearby trees in your neighborhood. There are selections from light brown to dark rich, and deep, almost black colors. Again, share your vision with Integrity Pro Roofers to learn more about color options and what would look best with your home and property.
Resistant to Mold, Termites, and Rot
Another excellent benefit of cedar is the resistance to these three items. Let me explain.
- Mold – Cedar does not absorb water which means no mold or fungus can grow on the surface. Cedar actually has been proven to remove moisture from the air, so in humid conditions, it will act as a natural dehumidifier.
- Termites – these pests are less inclined to munch on cedar in comparison to other woods. According to mytermitetreatmentcosts.com, cedar resins are toxic to termites. Even though the resin can diminish over time, termites find other types of wood more enjoyable.
- Rot – Thick cedar that can withstand warping can be rot-resistant for up to 25 years. That is amazing considering it is used as a roofing material.
When considering cedar as a roofing material, keep these items in mind and further learn about cedar from Integrity Pro Roofers. We are the cedar roofing specialists in Denver and look forward to learning more about your home and vision for a strong, durable, and quality roof. We have highly trained professionals, excellent customer service, and love to bring dreams to reality. Contact us today and let’s discuss more about cedar and what it can do for your Denver home!