Cedar Roofing

Professional Cedar Roofing Contractors

wood cedar shingles roofingCedar roofing is a good choice for residential roofing because it looks good and is strong. It gives your home an earthy, country look that can’t be duplicated. This lightweight, eco-friendly option is not going to be the cheapest roof you can get, but if you want a roof that looks great and lasts a long time, this could be it.

Detroit Roofers is the only company you need to find to help you install, replace, repair, and take care of your cedar roofing. Our skilled and reliable Detroit roofing contractors offer valuable cedar roofing services and are ready to give you the friendly customer service you expect from a local Detroit roofing company.

Do you want a beautiful roof made of real cedar? Contact us right away to get a free consultation and a personalized quote.

Types of Cedar Roofing


Cedar Shake vs Cedar Shingle

People often mix up the two types of cedar roofing: cedar shake and cedar shingles. The primary distinction between the two types is that cedar shingles are cut in a factory, so each panel will be exactly the same size. Since cedar shakes are cut by hand, they won’t all look the same.

This may not seem like a big deal, but the choice is important because it will change how your house looks. If you want your roof to look more earthy, you should use cedar shakes. On the other hand, it’s important that a cedar shake roofer installs the material because the shakes don’t fit together perfectly and can leave gaps that bad weather can get into. But for the best results, it is highly recommended that a cedar roofing contractor do the roofing installation for either choice.

Your cedar roof’s strength will also depend on how thick it is and what part of the tree the wood came from. When it comes to wood, thicker is usually better, and cedar that comes from the strongest part of the tree will last longer. Both of these things will cost you more, which is why prices for cedar roofs can vary.

Cedar shingles and shakes are both light, easy to keep up, save energy, and can last up to 25 years. Cedar shakes, on the other hand, cost more because they have to be made by hand.

Need help deciding which type of cedar roof to pick? Call us today to talk to one of our experienced roofers for free.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cedar Roofing

Cedar is a very strong type of wood by itself. After all, cedar trees stay tall even when it rains or snows. But, like everything else, they also have some bad points.

The Good:
To start with the good things, cedar roofing is good for the environment and makes homes use less energy. Cedar is a renewable resource that breaks down naturally, so if you want an eco-friendly roof, cedar roofing could be a good choice. By insulating your house and letting it breathe, you can save money on your energy bills.

Cedar roofing gives your home a rustic look that’s hard to get with manufactured products. If you take care of your cedar roofing, you’ll also notice that it lasts longer than some other types of roofing.

The Bad:
One problem with cedar roofing is that it can be more prone to problems like fire damage, drying out and cracking, warping, water damage, and pest infestations. It is recommended to use fire-retardant coatings and treatments for any other possible problems. These are all part of the installation process and need to be maintained regularly. But keep in mind that even with these precautions, some places don’t allow cedar roofing because of fire risks.

Depending on how good of a cedar roof you choose, it won’t be a cheap project. It’s not the most expensive choice you could make, but it’s also not the cheapest. Not only do you have to take into account the cost of the cedar shakes or shingles, but you also have to think about the cost of tearing off your old roof and hiring skilled workers to put them on.

In addition to these expenditures, cedar roofing also needs a lot of upkeep to last as long as possible. Aside from the coating maintenance already mentioned, cedar roofing needs to be cleaned regularly to prevent moss and mildew from building up. You may also need to cut down low-hanging trees that can cause moisture to build up.

Make the Right Choice Right Now!

A new cedar roof can really make a house look better from the outside. Are you ready to start installing your beautiful new cedar roof? Do you need to take care of your cedar roof? Call us right now!

Why Choose Us

The Best Cedar Roofing Contractors

Quality Material

We use only the top brand of roofing products available.


Our Detroit Roofers are licensed and insured.

Trained Workers

Our crew is always knowledgable about the newst roofing methods.

Time Availability

We can be available to perform our roofing services when you need us.

Quick Response

When you've got a roofing issue we are here to take your call.

1 Year Warranty

We're proud of our craftsmanship and we stand by that.

Clients Love Our Cedar Roof Installation Company!

Our clients can't stop talking about the work we perform!

Based on 14 reviews
Howard Delgadillo
Howard Delgadillo
The best roofers in the Detroit area. They provide excellent customer service and were very helpful in making my decision. I would recommend them to my friends and family without hesitation. My experience with Detroit Roofers has been a pleasure from start to finish. After having several estimates done for my roof, I decided to use the services of this roofing company in Detroit because they were the most competitively priced but also had a great reputation for their customer service. The crew was quick, professional, and did an amazing job of installing a new metal roof on my house in just one day! It's great knowing that they have such high standards that make me feel confident about their workmanship when it comes to protecting my home.
Laura Miley
Laura Miley
I had no idea having a roof replacement in Detroit could be so simple. They agreed to come out the next day to give me a price, immediately scheduled me in, and rebuilt the roof in less than a day and a half. The crew was incredibly accessible via phone and text. I appreciate that they acknowledged I was under a tight timeline and did all they could to cooperate with me and assist me accomplishing that target. Thank you so much for taking care of my needs! I definitely recommend Detroit Roofers!
A Google User
A Google User
My roof suffered considerable damage as a result of a strong storm. I was concerned about the impact on my property and didn't know what to do. Fortunately, I knew I could rely on Detroit Roofers for assistance. They performed an outstanding job fixing the damage and returning my home to its former state. I recommend them for all your roofing needs!
Arya Davis
Arya Davis
"The quality of their work is impeccable. We have been working with Detroit Roofers for years now and they have never let us down. They are always on time, call when they're running late, and clean up after themselves. They have an excellent team of roofing contractors who are thorough and efficient at what they do. And the best part is that the prices are very affordable! Detroit Roofers has been an excellent service provider to us for many years now because they provide quality service at affordable rates that we can depend on year in year out!"
Ryan Young
Ryan Young
Our house now has a new roof thanks to Detroit Roofers. Their crew was excellent. Hardworking, professional, respectful, and great at safeguarding furniture and shrubbery about the house, as well as cleaning up after the project was complete. The work was completed in a single day, and the roof looks amazing. Derrick did an excellent job of overseeing the project from start to end. I would refer them to anyone in the Detroit area who is in need of roofing services.
David Lerer
David Lerer
My partner and I were anxious about our roof project due to it being the first big item we had to worry about the safety of with the house as younger, first-time property owners. Detroit Roofers was fantastic to work with and helped make the process a breeze!! They were always on time for all of it, always responded quickly, and took the time to inform and educate me in detail what I didn't understand. Dave and his crew did a tear off (including some cedar shake areas), relocated our kitchen vent, replaced some sub-decking, and finished the new shingling just in time for some rain. The team was extremely professional, quick, and efficient in all aspects of the project! My partner and I will always suggest them as the go-to roofing contractors in Detroit to anyone we know who is looking for one. Thank you once more, gentlemen!
A Google User
A Google User
David and Detroit Roofers were an absolute pleasure to work with. Communication was straightforward and professional. They were patient when it came to negotiating the final bill for wind damage repairs with my insurance provider and credit union. His crew did an excellent job and picked up after themselves. I highly recommend these Detroit roofing contractors!!
Gary Collins
Gary Collins
David responded quickly to our request for a quote. We had a large roof that needed to be replaced, as well as gutter replacement. It was an older house in the Detroit suburbs with some rotting wood, but David had foreseen this and had new wood on hand. The issue was worse than expected, but he and his crew had extra wood there right away. New vents were installed, but first he explained that having more than one vent would be ideal for proper airflow. He also addressed all of our concerns and questions. The crew was fantastic, and clean-up was done every night. We are very satisfied with the work that was completed and would highly suggest him to anyone who needs to replace or repair their roof. Thank you so much, Detroit Roofers!!
Darmka Wamksr
Darmka Wamksr
These guys are known for being the best roofers in Detroit, Michigan. We had a great time working with them, and they did an excellent job on our roof replacement and gutter installation. The team was reliable and cleaned up after themselves. I strongly recommend this company and plan to use them in the coming years
Martina Castro
Martina Castro
I’m overjoyed with my new roof installation. They did an excellent job and were careful and deliberate in ensuring that everything was clean and looked exactly as it had before they arrived. They started the job on time, according to the estimate, and made sure everything was done to my satisfaction. I highly regard this Detroit roofing company as one of the best roofing companies in Detroit!