5 Key Benefits Of Cedar Roofs


At Home Genius Exteriors we believe in creating a better future, one nail at a time. We take pride in our expert workmanship and impeccable service. We believe in providing customers with the best advice when it comes to their roofing needs. It is because of this that we implore you to think about the possibility of cedar roofing for your home.

Cedarwood has been around for aeons and has stood the test of time when used as a building material. Let us break down some of the benefits of the durable and versatile cedar roof.


Aesthetically Pleasing

Cedarwood shakes provide your home with a rustic atmosphere and natural texture, whereas the cedarwood shingles give your home a more tailored look and feel. The rich red, gold, brown and amber colours of the cedar shakes and shingles add some distinguished tones to your home while enhancing the curb appeal of it at the same time. Your home is bound to stand out from the rest of the houses on your street with the addition of the cedar wood shakes and shingles.



Cedarwood roofing is incredibly durable. Due to its natural strength, it can enhance the strength of your roof structure. Its natural preservatives make it resistant to harmful UV rays, it can withstand severe weather conditions such as wind, rain, hail and snow. When coated with the appropriate treatments, your cedar wood shakes and shingles can be moisture resistant, fire retardant as well as fungus resistant. If you take care of your cedar roof and properly maintain it, your cedar roof can last you up to 50 years, longer than most other roofing options.


Incredible Insulation

Cedar roofing is an excellent choice for Pittsburgh’s climate. Its natural insulating features keep your home cool during the hot summer months and provides a layer of warmth during the colder seasons. The roofing material will help you save hundreds of dollars on air conditioning due to its incredible insulation.


Pleasant Smell

If you enjoy the outdoors and the sweet smells of nature then you’ll absolutely love the pleasant, natural smells of the cedar wood roofing. The fresh smells of the cedar can add an element of cosiness and homeyness to your home.


Resale Possibilities

Cedar roofing adds incredible beauty and natural aesthetic to your home. It is because of these features that makes reselling your house that much easier. Choosing a cedar roof automatically increases the reselling price and potential of your home, making it more than just a beautiful roof but a great investment opportunity as well.


For all your cedar roofing needs, give Home Genius Exteriors a call today and we’ll throw in a free roof estimate to show you our commitment to excellent residential roofing services.

Customer Reviews


“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.

“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.