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Cedar Shake Roof

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Cedar roofs have been used for centuries, and it’s no surprise why. From their natural beauty to their durability and eco-friendliness, cedar roofs offer a range of benefits that make them a reliable choice amongst homeowners. As a roofing company with over 80 years of experience, we’ve seen firsthand the advantages cedar roofing can bring to your home. Here’s what you need to know.

Cedar Shake Roof


Durability of Cedar Roofs

Cedar is a solid and resilient wood that can withstand harsh weather conditions, resist insect damage and decay, and maintain its structural integrity for many decades. Cedar shingles and shakes are also thicker than other roofing materials, providing added protection and insulation for your home. A cedar roof can last up to 50 years or more with proper care and maintenance. Cedar also has a natural resistance to insects and decay, which makes it a long-lasting option.

Energy Efficiency

Cedar roofs are an excellent option for homeowners looking to reduce their energy bills. Cedar is a natural insulator that helps to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, reducing the need for excessive heating and cooling. This will also allow for significant energy saving over time.


Cedar is a renewable and sustainable resource, making it an eco-friendly choice for homeowners who want to reduce their environmental impact. Cedar shingles and shakes are also biodegradable, which means they won’t end up in landfills at the end of their lifespan.


Aesthetic Appeal

Cedar roofs have a natural, warm-toned color that can complement various architectural styles, from traditional to contemporary. Cedar can also be stained or painted to match your home’s color scheme or desired aesthetic, making it a versatile roofing material customized to your preferences. And, unlike other roofing materials that may fade or deteriorate over time, cedar roofs only get more beautiful with age, developing a natural patina and weathered appearance that adds to their charm.

Cedar roofs pair beautifully with copper detailing around the home and throughout the roof.

Easy Maintenance

While cedar roofs are durable, they require regular maintenance to ensure they last for their expected lifespan. This includes cleaning debris from the roof, calling a contractor to replace any damaged or missing shingles, and treating the roof with a protective coating to prevent moisture damage. With proper care and maintenance, your cedar roof can provide your home with many years of protection and beauty.


The Novalis Difference

At Novalis Roofing and Siding, we have over 80 years of experience and are proud to offer cedar roof installation, maintenance, and repair services to homeowners in the North Jersey area. We offer 24″ length and ¾ to 1-inch thick cedar shingles on our cedar roofs for the best durability and Insulation. Our top choice of cedar shingles is Western Red Cedar Heavy Hand Split Shingles. We choose to use a thicker shingle because it will provide greater durability and last decades longer than a thinner cedar shingle. Since cedar shingles are tapered, the edge of your roof will be about 2 inches thick.


Contact us today to learn more about how cedar roofing can enhance your home’s value and performance!

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