Cedar shakes or cedar shingles are a long-lasting wood roofing product with an aesthetic appeal. With a natural strength and decay resistance, cedar roofing products are durable, resistant to severe storms, and demonstrate high energy efficiency. As disadvantages, they can be rather costly and do require some maintenance to prevent moss, mold and mildew growth. With some preventative care, preservatives can be added to mitigate this maintenance. Cedar roofing has been known to last 10 years longer than common roofing materials such as asphalt, but with advancements in asphalt shingle technology, that gap is shrinking, making cedar shakes a less favorable option for most home owners and builders. We are happy to discuss the pros and cons of this roofing material and get the right fit for your roofing needs.