Natural. Beautiful. Unique.
Recognized the world over for its beauty, adding cedar shakes or shingles to your home gives your property instant distinction and classic appeal.
Cedar comes in varied thicknesses and grades. Optional pressure-treating helps the life of the shingles, but these roof systems have a high cost for their approximate 20-year lifespan. Approximately 3 to 4 times the price of standard composition shingles, but to those who love the look of cedar, the price is well worth it.
GIVING BACK TO MOTHER NATURE
Trees are a renewable resource and the use of wood building products is an environmentally sound choice. The forest industry replaces what it removes; the same cannot be said of iron ore, precious oil reserves, bauxite, or limestone, all used to create alternative building products.
Wood is also the most energy-efficient building material available today. When you compare the total energy costs of different kinds of building materials – including the cost to acquire the raw material, transport it, process it into a useful product, and then actually use it – wood far outshines its competitors.
PROTECTION FROM THE WEATHER
Cedar is proven to stand the test of time. Decade upon decade of actual, in-field successes stand as testimony to the strength of the material and its ability to protect your home.
Cedar shakes and shingles have been scientifically tested, proven to resist wind, and are accepted by Dade County, Florida, known for requiring the toughest wind resistance rating in all of North America.
Cedar is very impact-resistant, having passed the highest class of impact resistance testing given to any roofing system. Pressure impregnated fire retardant treated shakes are available to meet Class A, B, or C roofing requirements.
- high insulating value (keeps homes warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer)
- freeze/thaw resistant
With such an array of building product options on the market today, outfitting your home can be a daunting task. Sparrow Exteriors can supply you with products suited to your individual style.