Have you ever thought about cedar shingle roofing? While the appearances of cedar roofing is definitely appealing, the maintenance required and price tag aren’t quite as attractive. Before you decide to go with cedar shingle roofing, find out what it will cost you.
Cedar shingle roofing can be pretty expensive. The material and installation alone run a pretty hefty price tag, not to mention the maintenance and upkeep required to ensure that your cedar shingle roofing lasts. Cedar shingles require regular upkeep including staining, sealing and more to ensure that they’re not worn down and become weathered. In fact, the estimated lifespan of a cedar shingle roof is up to 20 years with regular maintenance.
Conversely, the wallaba hardwood shingle, a cedar shingle alternative, is naturally fire resistant and resistant to decay, lasting up to 50 years without maintenance. That is huge life-time savings!
Wallaba hardwood is a dense tropical hardwood which is grown in the forest of Guyana, Suriname, and Brazil. Its dense properties make it a naturally durable roofing material. Wallaba consists of high gum exudates and oily resin which are part of the properties that fight against insects and decay.
While cedar shingle roofing may be an aesthetically appealing option for your home, it is strongly not recommended for homes in areas prone to stormy weather and at risk of fire. The good news however, is that you can get the same aesthetic appeal of cedar, but with added protection and durability with wallaba hardwood shingles.
At Turada Hardwood Shingles we believe that the wallaba hardwood shingle is one of the best roofing materials available today. It’s natural properties allow homeowners to forgo regular maintenance, while feeling protected and making an investment that is sure to last.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Turada Hardwood Shingle, give us a call today or contact us.