Your home’s roof is your first line of defence against UV rays, rain, snow, hail, fire and other natural elements, making it one of the most important parts of residential structures. However, that makes it highly susceptible to damage and daily wear and tear. And over time, the constant and harsh exposure is bound to result in deterioration.
To ensure that your roof will provide sufficient and long-lasting protection to your home, you need to choose the right roofing materials. Asphalt, concrete, coated metal tiles and fibreglass composites have become popular over the years, but many homeowners still opt for wood. Nothing beats the warmth and natural beauty of wood, especially red cedar.
Like other roofing materials, you’ll find that cedar has its own pros and cons. But don’t worry, as you’ll soon discover, the benefits definitely outweigh the drawbacks.
Hip & Ridge Caps
Surrey Cedar was built around the manufacturing of cedar hip and ridge caps. We have become well-known for our quality and are supplying this line throughout the world. Surrey Cedar’s ridge caps are widely used in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. We offer them in both 18” and 24” lengths, in all three grades.
red cedar shingles
Our cedar shingles are precision-cut to provide a uniform, smooth sawn finish. Shingles are available in 16″, 18″ and 24″ lengths. At 18″ they are labelled as Perfections, and at 24″ they are Royals. The general thickness is 3/8″, and the main applications are for roofing and siding. We also have a full selection of cedar shakes.
Hand Split & Re-Sawn Shakes
This high-quality cedar shake features a split face and a sawn back. Hand-split and re-sawn shakes are available in both 18″ and 24″ lengths. They also allow for a choice in thickness between 1/2″ Medium and 3/4″ Heavy. These shakes are popular on traditional, ranch and historical homes, as they are designed to blend with their rustic surroundings.
Taper-Sawn Cedar Shakes
This cedar shake falls between a re-sawn shake and a cedar shingle. Although it is sawn on both sides, it is thicker and less precise than a cedar shingle. Taper-sawn shakes are available in both 18″ and 24″ lengths. In terms of thickness, you can choose between the standard 5/8″ and the often-requested 3/4″ Heavy. These shakes are commonly utilized in residential structures, as cedar’s natural beauty adds a uniquely warm touch to all homes.
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You can contact Surrey Cedar for more information about cedar roofing. We are also happy to help answer any questions that you may have about us, our cedar wood products or if you need an estimate for your project. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you with all of your cedar wood needs. For your convenience, we offer many ways to get in touch with us. You can send us an email or fill out our contact form. You can also give us a call at 1.888.534.9936. If you are nearby you can also visit our office and see us in person.