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Cedar Shake Roofing Installation in West Michigan

Cedar Shake Roof Installation

Cedar Shake roofing from Premier is something every West Michigan homeowner can love. Improve your home's look, energy efficiency, and sustainability. Call for a free cost estimate today.

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Cedar Shake & Shingle Roofing Performance & Benefits

Cedar Shake made from Western Red Cedar creates a beautifully rustic roof with a lot of advantages. Cedar shake roofing can last anywhere from 30 to 50 years, depending on the quality of installation. With Premier professional roof installation you can expect the best. The tight grain and flex of hand-split cedar shingles are highly resistant to hail damage and are rated to withstand wind shearing of 130 MPH-plus.  It’s also less prone to breakage from the thermal shock of freeze/thaw cycles like those of West Michigan Winters. Cedar shakes & shingles are one of the most durable roofing materials available on the market today. Western Red Cedar’s natural ability to flex allows it to withstand some of the harshest weather climates in the world.

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Cedar Shake Helps Energy Efficiency

Due to cedar’s natural high “R” rating (resilience to heat conductivity) your home will be cooler in the hottest summer, saving you money on your air-conditioning bill. The cellular structure of Western Red Cedar retards the passage of heat and cold. Each cell acts as an insulating agent. According to the USDA Forest Service, wood roofing and siding have the highest insulation value of any of the wood substitutes. Wood has 413 times the thermal resistance (R-value) of steel, 2,000 times that of aluminum, and 8 times that of concrete. Consequently, wood roofing and siding help reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool our homes and offices.

Sustainability of Cedar Shake

Today’s sustainable forestry practices ensure a perpetual abundance of Western Red Cedar from British Columbia’s forests. Substitute roofing products such as cement or metal are manufactured from materials extracted from the earth. Once removed they can never be replaced. When cedar roofing substitute materials come to the end of their service life, they become part of landfills where they remain. Cedar is biodegradable and a renewable resource building material.

If you’re interested in learning more about the suitability of Cedar shake and shingles to your home, contact us for a free estimate and materials comparison.

See What Your Neighbors Have To Say

4.9 out of 320 reviews!

Vern Hettinga

Austin really delivered. Our roof is 25 years old and now is better than new. Austin, the foreman Kyle, and the entire crew did an outstanding job on the roofing and on the cleanup. Thank for a job well done.
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Dmitri Altum

Austin at Premier was a joy to work with. Very thorough in explanation to a first time home owner, made sure I understood what it would cost, how things could change, and what the process would look like start to finish. Despite some un...
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Mary Capitano

Highly recommend Premier Roofing. Dave came to my home on the same day I placed a call regarding a leak from my ceiling. He did a thorough evaluation of the problem on the roof, and provided a fair estimate within a day. Dave placed ...
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Becky W.

Austin was able and willing to come by the same day we called to check out a roof leak we have. He was able to secure the leak and ceiling until Spring time when we are able to get the leak fixed. Thank you for taking the time to ensure...
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Robyn Bruining

Premier was recommended via the web & another roofing company due to their expertise in flat roofs. Mike Horton was extremely professional and honest during his assessment and throughout the entire project. Because of his knowledge in...
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