Cedar Roofing

Top-Rated Cedar Roofing in Pittsburgh

Cedar Roofing Pittsburgh, PA

Cedar roofing is an attractive and sturdy option for your roof, giving your home a rustic, countryside look that is impossible to replicate. This lightweight, eco-friendly option is not going to be the cheapest roofing available, but if you’re looking for charm and durability, this could be the roof of your dream home.

When choosing a cedar roofing company to help you with installation and maintenance, look no further than roofing contractor Home Genius Exteriors as your roofing company. Our skilled and trustworthy roofing contractors offer invaluable cedar roofing services and are standing by to provide you with the friendly customer service you expect from local Pittsburgh businesses.

Are you interested in a beautiful, natural cedar roof? Contact us today for a free consultation where you’ll receive a personalized quote.

Types of Cedar Roofing

There are two types of cedar roofs that are typically confused by most: cedar shake roofing and cedar shingle roofing.

Cedar Shake vs Cedar Shingle

The main difference between these two types is that cedar shingles are factory cut, so each panel is going to be precisely the same size. Cedar shakes are split by hand and consequently, won’t all be the same.

This may not seem like a big difference, but the decision is an important one because it will change the look of your home. If you want a more rustic look for your roof, cedar shakes will be the way to go. On the other hand, it’s essential that a cedar shake roofer installs the material since they can create gaps due to their non uniformity which can be affected by inclement weather. However, for both options, professional installation by a cedar roofing contractor is highly recommended to ensure the best possible results.

The strength of your cedar roof also depends on the thickness and which part of the tree the wood was cut from. When you’ve got a thick cut of wood, it generally lasts longer, and if your cedar comes from the strongest part of the tree, it will be more durable. Both of these qualities will cost you more and account for the variances in cedar roofing prices.

Both cedar shingles and cedar shakes are lightweight, easy to maintain, energy efficient, and can last up to 25 years. However, cedar shakes are more expensive due to their hand-made manufacturing process.

Need help deciding which cedar roofing option to choose? Call us today at 412-643-4990 for a free consultation with one of our experienced roofers.

Pros and Cons of Cedar Roofing

Cedar itself is an incredibly durable kind of wood. After all, cedar trees continue to stand tall through bad weather. But, as with anything, there are upsides and downsides to this roofing material.

The Pros

To start with the positives, cedar roofing is an eco-friendly option, making homes more energy efficient. Cedar is a renewable resource and biodegradable, so if your priority is an environmentally friendly roofing material, cedar roofing could be for you. By insulating your house and allowing it to breathe, it’ll also save you on energy costs.

Cedar roofing gives your home a rustic aesthetic that’s truly difficult to match with engineered products, and you’ll also see that cedar roofing lasts longer than some other kinds of roofing, provided that they undergo proper maintenance.

The Cons

One of the concerns with getting cedar roofing is that it can be more prone to issues including fire damage, drying out and cracking, warping, water damage, and pest infestations. It’s suggested to use fire retardant coatings, as well as treatments for any other potential issues, which are all part of the installation process and requiring of regular maintenance. However, keep in mind that some areas don’t allow cedar roofing due to fire concerns even with these precautions.

Depending on the quality of cedar roofing you decide to go with, it won’t be a cheap project. It’s not the most expensive option available, but it’s certainly not your most budget-friendly either. Not only do you have to think about the cost of the cedar shakes or shingles themselves, but they also require demolition of your old roof and installation costs of skilled contractors.

In addition to these initial costs, cedar roofing also needs a fair bit of maintenance to ensure the lifespan. Apart from the previously mentioned coating maintenance, other necessary tasks for cedar roofing include consistent cleaning to remove moss and mildew build-up, and you’ll even need to remove low hanging trees that can contribute to moisture accumulation.

Make the Right Decision Today!

A new cedar roof can really brighten the aesthetic makeup of a home. Ready to get started on your beautiful new cedar roofing? Need to do some maintenance on your cedar roof? Check this page for gutter installation. Call Home Genius Exteriors’ cedar roof specialists today!

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“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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

“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.