Western Red Cedar Roofing Shingles
Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar, a wood commonly found on the North American West Coast, is a popular source of manufactured cedar shakes and western red cedar shingles. With its warm, aesthetic appearance, Western Red Cedar has long been used for roofing and sidewalls, because of its durability and weather-resistance, and good thermal insulating properties.
Western Red Cedar shingles have been used as a roofing material for centuries for two major reasons. First Western Red Cedar provides superior insulation. The wood itself contains high amounts of natural preservatives.
The presence of these natural preservatives has led cedar shingles roofing owners through the years to believe that their roofs needed little or no maintenance.