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Why Choose a Cedar Shake or Cedar Shingle Roof?

Used on both commercial and residential properties all over the world, it's no wonder that cedar shingles have grown in popularity. Not only do they add character and charm to a building's appearance, a cedar shingle roof is extremely versatile and functional as well. Whether it is time to replace your existing roof, or you are ready to select new roofing material for new construction, there are a number of advantages of choosing cedar shingles.


One of the toughest woods in the world, cedar can help enhance the structural integrity of your building's roof. Cedar is equipped with natural properties that make it an excellent roofing solution, and its natural preservatives help make it resistant to moisture and damage from moss growth, damage from insects, and damage from exposure to harmful UV rays. Cedar can also be factory treated to become more fire-resistant, resistant to fungus, and more.


Cedar shingle roofs are an excellent choice in tough climates. The material has proven itself to be resilient in extreme weather conditions which expose it to heavy snow, winds, and even hail. In fact, hail depressions often recover thanks to characteristics of the wood's natural fibers.

Insulating Properties

A natural insulator, cedar helps prevent the transfer of heat and cold through your roof. In fact, there is simply no other roofing material that offers better insulation. Not only does this allow for a more comfortable temperature, but it can result in substantial heating and cooling savings.

Lasting Installations

A cedar shake roof can last anywhere from 20 to 40 years under optimal conditions, saving you the hassle and expense of needing your roof replaced more frequently.

Increased Property Value

A cedar shingle roof can add resale value to your commercial or residential property. Given the other benefits of a cedar shingle roof, potential property purchasers will be able to enjoy the benefits of cedar shake roofing and take comfort it its strength and durability.


Available in an impressive tonal range including rich ambers, golds, reds and browns, cedar roofing accepts a wide range of finishes to complement your building's appearance. Choose from a variety of oils and stains, solid coatings and even paint to add a unique touch.

Environmental Impact

Unlike many other types of roofing materials, cedar shakes and shingles are environmentally friendly as they are recyclable and a renewable resource.

In business since 1925, Heather & Little Limited has been involved in numerous high-profile and complex roofing projects throughout the United States and Canada. For more information about the benefits of selecting cedar shingles for your next roofing project, be sure to contact us at Heather & Little Limited today.

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And if you are looking for a second opinion on your project or have a particularly complex issue that needs a fresh eye, we’re here for that too. Tackling tricky challenges is our specialty and we welcome the opportunity to provide consulting advice, with the same exacting attention to detail we bring to all our commissions.
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