If you are looking for a stunning new roofing material that will set your home apart from others in the area, consider cedar roofing. This amazing roofing material will not let you down and will delight the curb appeal of your home for years to come.
How Much Will a Cedar Roof Cost?
What will I pay for a new cedar roof in Rockford? The average cost to install a cedar roof will be between $7,000 and $45,000. This price difference is based on the size of your home, the specific product chosen, and any other factors the roofing contractor will use to calculate the cost. This will break down to approximately $700 to $1500 per square for your cedar roof. To know an accurate estimate for your particular home, contact Total Exteriors. We will be happy to come out, measure your home and discuss the options of a cedar roof.
If, however, you would like to guess on your own the approximate cost of cedar roofing, use the following chart to determine the cost. It is figured in roofing squares. A roofing square is equal to the footprint size of your home in square feet divided by 100.
10 square roof: $7,000 to $15,000
15 square roof: $10,500 to $22,500
20 square roof: $14,000 to $30,000
25 square roof: $17,500 to $37,500
30 square roof: $21,000 to $45,000
What is Cedar Roofing?
This type of roofing material is made out of cedar trees that come from the Northwest United States or Southwest Canada. To make these unique and amazing shingles, they take large cedar trees and cut them into 2-foot sections and hand split them or saw them into tapered thickness. The exceptional quality and look of this roof make them stand out against other roofing materials.
What are Some Benefits of Cedar Roofing?
This product sets your home apart from the neighbors on the block! The natural wood makes it a unique and beautiful roofing choice. This product has been used on homes since the 1800s and remains an option for good reason! The timelessness of cedar is unmatched.
Cedar has one of the most sought-after smells in a home. The fresh smell of cedar can lend to the charm and coziness of a recently built home. When trying to sell a home, the smell is a sense to nail down. (Realtors recommend lit candles and warm cookies on the counter.) Cedar has a way of bringing a sense of peace to the buyer entering the home much as candles and cookies do.
Thankfully, cedar is a lightweight product that doesn’t add additional weight to the frame of a home. Therefore, most homes can support the weight of cedar.
Many have concerns that natural wood will attract insects, but cedar has the opposite effect. Termites, especially, have an aversion to cedar. There is a chemical within the cedar planking that termites abhor. Therefore, a home with this type of roofing material will have minimal if any complications with termites and other insects. (After you got your new cedar roof, why not upgrade your curb appeal? Check our article now about new siding cost.)
The list continues for the benefits of cedar roofing material. To learn more and have a free estimate for your particular home, look to Total Exteriors roofing specialists for guidance! We have a team of specialized professionals ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have when it comes to roofing. Your home’s safety and your satisfaction are top priorities at Total Exteriors. We strive to do our best with every job, regardless of size.
Contact us today and learn why we are one of the top roofing contractors in the Rockford area!