Having a good roof over your head can offer a lot of peace of mind. Whether you are building a new home or replacing your roof, it’s important to choose a look and surface that will look good with your home and protect your valuable investment.
Two of the most popular roofing types are asphalt shingles and cedar shingles. Both of these options can look beautiful on your home, and they each offer benefits. Of course, like any aspect of your home, there are also potential drawbacks to each surface. When choosing between a cedar shingle roof and an asphalt shingle roof, it’s important to weigh all of the potential factors.
Many homeowners prefer cedar shingles because of the classic look. Aside from the look, cedar shingles offer many other benefits. A properly constructed cedar roof can improve air circulation in the home, which will allow the house to maintain its structure. Cedar shingles also stand up to the elements very well, and they also look great even after many years. They also are fairly simple to install.
Cedar shingles do have a few downsides. They don’t hold up well in very wet conditions. If some shingles start to rot, you will probably need to repair the whole roof, which can be very costly. Cedar shingles are also more flammable than asphalt shingles and require a lot of maintenance to prevent mold or rot.
Asphalt shingles are a popular choice, especially because they are a very affordable roofing option. They offer a lot more color variety than cedar shingles, and they require much less maintenance. However, there are some downsides to asphalt shingles. High winds and storms often cause damage to asphalt shingles. While cedar shingles often look better over time, asphalt shingles can age quickly and start to stain with algae.
Cedar roofs and asphalt roofs from DVR Roofing are both great options for your home. While they may have some downsides, if they are installed correctly and maintained, they can leave your home looking great for many years.