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Clean your Gutters Before Problems Start

Cedar shakes and shingles are uniquely able to handle high wind-speed, impact and moisture but recent hurricane rains have made many cedar roof homeowners aware of a commonly overlooked feature of their roof – the gutters.  Soon the leaves will be falling and that will only make matters worse so  now is the time to […]

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Now You’re Cooking with Cedar

Now You’re Cooking with Cedar Cedar Roofing: Durable, Sustainable…Edible? With summer grilling season in full swing, we thought we would share a few of our favorite recipes. Okay, so the shakes and shingles themselves aren’t edible but they DO add flavor to all manner of grilled foods. Cedar plank grilling is a common method used in […]

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Modern Home Design with Composite Cedar

A modern home design requires the use of the best materials, ones that offer the beauty of nature with the performance of new technology. For those who want to enjoy the charm of cedar on their home without the maintenance, Enviroshake composite cedar roofing replicates the curb appeal of real cedar while continuing to offer […]

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Two Ways to Save Money on your Cedar Roof

The cost of raw materials in the Western Red Cedar industry have risen dramatically since last fall. The forecast for this 2016 season is that prices will continue to rise. According to the Wood Markets report – yes there is such a thing – from 2015 to 2019 sustainable timber harvests have declined as a […]

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Cedar Secrets – See What is Hidden In These Old Barns

Barn Raising Being “raised in a barn,” was meant to insinuate that one had bad manners but clearly the inventor of this term had not seen some of the beautiful barn conversions completed by today’s architects and craftsmen. Old barns have been known to hide many treasures but none so great as these amazing renovations (Images […]

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Age Before Beauty, Five Reasons Old Homes are Best

The Delaware Valley is full of historic cedar roof homes, and while new roofs are great, there are many advantages offered by old homes and home renovations. Connoisseurs know that like a fine wine, historic homes have aged to perfection. If you own an older home you are no doubt aware of its quirks and characteristics, […]

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Discover Seven Cedar Roof Shingle Homes You Will Want to Build

IS building a dream home one of your New Years resolutions? Everyone seems to make lists and resolutions at the start of the New Year, either recapping the year past or planning the year ahead. While in the past we have been dutiful about sharing our recommendations for the care and maintenance of your cedar […]

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Traditional Home Designs with Cedar Roofing

Architectural Design and Cedar Roofing – Traditional Homes This is the first in our series of blogs on home design and the many styles of architecture to use cedar roofing. While cedar roofing complements a variety of architectural styles, it makes sense to begin our series with traditional homes; Having been used for for centuries […]

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Six Signs of a Quality Cedar Roof Installation

Can Cedar Roofs be installed with a nail gun? A nail gun can be used to install all wood roof “systems”. The pressure of the air compressor should be regulated to ensure proper installation. The head of the nail should be driven flush with the surface of the shake or shingle being used. Why are […]

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The Making of Cedar Shakes and Shingles

Just caught a Season Four re-run of Mike Rowe at a cedar mill in Washington state. In the episode, the owner of the mill featured actually states, “We use wood no one else wants!” While the show offers a great demonstration of the process it also illustrates why we say  “All Wood Is Not Created Equal!” When correctly […]

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See How the Colors Compare

Colors depicted for comparison purposes only. Actual preservation color may vary based on the condition of wood roof. Please refer to the Gallery for more representations of colors.