Cedar shingles are one of the oldest building materials in the world that is still in use. Homeowners like them because they help to improve air circulation within the house because these shingles allow the house to breathe, but keep moisture out. Cedar shakes are also very resilient. They hold up well in storms and are highly resistant to bugs. Perhaps their greatest selling point, however, is how they look. The color matures over time, adding a rustic charm to your home.
You’ll have to budget a little extra for cedar roofs, though. Installation and maintenance are a bit more costly. Additionally, you’ll have to be ever vigilant against mold and rot.
Asphalt shingles are much more affordable to buy and install. Additionally, they come in myriad colors and styles, so you’ll be able to customize your home. These shingles are also fire resistant and are relatively low maintenance.
Asphalt shingles are more likely to blow off during a strong storm, and they’re more likely to develop algae growth than cedar shingles.
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