Cedar Roofing VA

Cedar Roofing VA

When it comes to old world classic architecture, cedar shakes and cedar shingles top the list for aesthetic excellence. With its natural durability, cedar roofing provides beauty that lasts. Roofing made from natural cedar comes in various grades as outlined below.

Cedar Shake & Shingle BureauCedar Roofing Shingles

As outlined by the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau, the nation’s premier authority on cedar roofing, cedar roofing shingles come in 3  grades. There is also an undercoursing shingle used primarily for cedar sidewalls. Cedar shingle roofing grades are as follows:


#1 Blue Label Centrigrade Cedar Shingles

Number 1 Blue Label Cedar Shingles are the highest grade shingles for roofing for roofs and sidewalls. They are 100% heartwood, 100% clear and 100% edge grain.


#2 Red Label Centrigrade Cedar Shingles

Number 2 Red Label Cedar Shingles are the second highest grade of cedar shingles used for various applications. They are available in flat grain and limited sapwood.


#3 Black Label Centrigrade Cedar Shingles

Number 3 Black Label Cedar Shingles are utility grade cedar roofing used for economy applications.


Centrigrade Cedar Shingles – #4 Undercoursing

Number 4 Undercoursing are utility grade cedar shingles used for undercoursing of double coursed cedar sidewalls. They are not used as a started course for roofs and are not a cedar roofing material.


Cedar Roofing Shakes

In addition to cedar roofing shingles, there are cedar roofing shakes. The difference between cedar shakes and cedar shingles is in the milling of each. Cedar shingles are more precisely cut, providing a cleaner, more classic look. Cedar shakes are more irregularly cut, and offer a more rustic appearance. Both milled and treated to last and to resist staining and mildew. There are also grades of shakes and shingles that are treated to be fire retardant.

Certi-Split Cedar Shakes

Certi-Split Shakes

These high quality shakes features a rough split face and sawn back.  Split Cedar Shakes are popular on traditional homes, rustic homes, vacation homes, or commercial structures designed to blend with the natural surroundings.

Certi-Sawn Cedar Shakes

Certi-Sawn Cedar Shakes

Certi-Sawn cedar shakes are sawn both faces but is thicker than a shingle.  The added thickness enables it to be applied as a shake resulting in lower application costs.  These cedar shakes provide a more defined shadow line, thus a more textured look.

The Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau has a wealth of information on cedar shingle roofing and cedar shake and shingle products. Visit their website to learn more at www.cedarbureau.org.

Cedar Roof Shingles VA

Installing a cedar roof is a different process than installing a standard asphalt shingle, and homeowners need to be sure that the roofing contractor they choose has experience in installing cedar roofing. S&K Roofing, Siding and Windows has cedar roofing installers that are highly experienced. Contact us for references today by calling 1-866-836-ROOF, or click here to complete our online estimate request.