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.

Accredited

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!

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Based on 15 reviews
Vincent Welch
Vincent Welch
2024-04-02
During the lockdown, we chose to get a new roof and gutters. We went with Detroit Roofers, even though their quote was a bit higher, because they were really clear about the materials and the high standard of work they promised. Totally worth it and we're really happy with the result. Just last week, during a huge rainstorm, we noticed a leak from one of the gutters. We got in touch with them, and David from their team came by today. He's awesome, really cares about his work and the reputation of Detroit Roofers. We've recommended them before and we'll do it again – top-notch quality all the way.
Erica Porter Porter
Erica Porter Porter
2024-03-31
The owners are really approachable and know their stuff. Everything went super smoothly, and they were cool with fixing our roof while we were away, which was a huge help. Really enjoyed dealing with them. They're quick, do a great job, and it's awesome that they're a local family-run business. Definitely recommend them.
Don Maccalister
Don Maccalister
2024-03-31
We reached out to several roofing companies for quotes, but Detroit Roofers was the only one that got back to us quickly. We really valued their clear communication and the quality of their work. I'd definitely suggest them for any roofing projects. Plus, they completed our job sooner than expected.
Dominique Gilmore
Dominique Gilmore
2024-03-29
Detroit Roofers just came by to give us an estimate after a branch made a hole in our roof. David showed up a bit early, super professional, and said he'd give us a couple of options to consider. But what really impressed me was that he went the extra mile by finding some temporary materials in his truck to cover the hole better than our makeshift trash bag solution. This kind of effort has us leaning towards choosing them, no matter the cost. It's clear they value quality, and that's the kind of service that earns loyalty.
Exclusive Duo
Exclusive Duo
2024-03-29
Our office got a new roof by Detroit Roofers and we're all impressed. It’s no longer leaking all over the place and it’s a safer work environment. Their commercial roofing service is solid and professional. Highly recommended!
DEL P
DEL P
2024-03-28
I was dreading the whole roof repair process, but Detroit Roofers made it so easy. Really glad I chose them. After getting a few quotes, went with Detroit Roofers for our asphalt roofing repair. Best decision ever. The roof looks fantastic.
D Raven
D Raven
2024-03-28
Excellent service, very professional. Needed a new roof and went with Detroit Roofers. Best decision ever! They were on time, friendly, and my new roof looks great.
Brittani Dade
Brittani Dade
2024-03-27
I had a leak and called Detroit Roofers for a repair. They fixed it so fast and were really nice about it too. I highly recommend them!