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 result of the mountain pine beetle outbreak in British Columbia.
What does this mean for homeowners with cedar shake and shingle roofs? Simple, now is the time to protect your investment. Even roofs that have matured can be given new life with our preservation program. During our two-stage preservation process our technicians gently clean the wood to remove dirt, mold/mildew and dead wood fibers to bring back an older roofs rich “new” appearance. In the second stage, they apply a one-coat penetrating treatment designed specifically for cedar shake and shingle roofs. This protective coating provides outstanding protection against damage caused by sunlight and moisture. Since 1993, The Cedar Roof Company
has helped thousands of customers avoid the need for repairs and premature roof replacement. Homeowners who choose to preserve their roof keep their roof.
Homeowners that are in need of a new roof may be interested to learn that the Cedar industry is promoting Alaskan Yellow Cedar. This product is Cypress by nature and holds the same characteristics of Red Cedar. The Yellow variety is a denser product and has an approximate life span of ten years more than it’s Red cousin. The initial color is very much different than Red Cedar but weathers to the same silvery gray color. The Yellow Cedar will keep that silvery gray color for its life. The product can also be treated with our preservative after naturally weathering for approximately 24 months. Many varieties of the Yellow Cedar will cost the homeowner less money to install.
Whether you are hoping to extend the life of an existing roof or need to replace it, you can trust the experts of The Cedar Roof Company to offer an honest evaluation of your cedar shake or shingle roofs condition and help guide you through the options available to care for it.