Cedar roof shingles are known for their durability in British weather.
They’re an excellent choice for weatherproofing your roofs on outbuildings and sheds because they’re naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Cedar can be left untreated and you won’t have to worry about general maintenance, or problems that arise when roof finishes warp or crack in bad weather.
Wood shingles boast one of the longest lifespans, with up to 50 years of reliable protection against the weather. They last well against weather decay and burrowing insects because they contain a lot of natural oils: you don’t need to apply chemical finishes to cedar.
They’re also low-density - shrinkage is always minimal, and they are less susceptible to warping and changing dimensions in different weather conditions. Not only will a wood shingle roof last longer than their felt roof counterparts, they’ll also maintain the structure of your roof over many years.
Eventually, you will need to apply waterproof primers and perform general maintenance on your cedar shingles, although this can take 15-20 years before it’s necessary. At JJ Roofing Supplies we do always recommend performing regular maintenance anyway, checking for cracks and weaknesses in the finish.
Advantages of Cedar Roof Shingles
- Attractive, a natural finish
- Long-lasting and naturally durable
- Easy to install
- Environmentally-friendly, lowest environmental impact
Browse our range of Cedar Roof Shingles at JJ Roofing Supplies for competitive prices and fast delivery. We offer shingles from top suppliers - like Cembrit - and Eastern White Cedar which is super-lightweight and easy to work with. We’ll quickly show you why we’re one of the most popular roofing suppliers for building projects in the UK.
Natural Durability and Environmental Friendliness
Cedar shingles are imbued with natural durability. They’re very resistant to potentially disastrous strong winds - even standing strong in severe weather conditions like heavy snow and hail storms. Cedar is actually considered one of the world’s strongest woods, guaranteed to survive the weather and retain the strong structure of your roof.
Due to their environmentally-friendly properties - cedar shingles themselves are a by-product of wood production - they’re fast becoming the typical choice for environment-conscious domestic, commercial and industrial projects.
They’re also quite energy efficient, naturally retaining heat and preventing drafts and cold weather entering your shed or outbuilding. Its natural preservatives prevent UV damage and insect damage, while also being able to adapt to climate conditions all on its own.
Cedar Shingle Maintenance, Some Tips From JJ Roofing Supplies
Because Cedar shingles are natural you can expect some algae and mold to grow, especially during hot, humid or moist weather conditions. To clean it you can use detergents and a pressure washer to clean off the grime and reveal the gorgeous cedar underneath.
You can also prime or stain your cedar with some of our waterproofing solutions here at JJ Roofing Supplies - though it’s not necessary, if you want to make sure that your cedar roof shingles stay effective and looking excellent, it might be worthwhile browsing our range of resin-based waterproof liquids.