Cedar Shakes

Timeless Beauty and Durability 

The warmth and beauty of a natural wood cedar shake roof goes beyond simply enhancing the appearance of your Winnipeg home. It reflects pride of ownership and, most importantly, shows a distinct look and sense of value that will make any house stand out. No matter where you live, or how harsh the climate, a cedar shake roof installed by Above All Roofing will be as durable as it is beautiful.


What is Cedar?

Cedar is a naturally resilient wood renowned for its resistance to rot, decay, and insect damage. This inherent durability makes it an exceptional choice for cedar roofing, especially in Winnipeg’s variable climate, where temperature fluctuations and harsh weather conditions can take a toll on lesser roofing materials.

Each cedar shake is unique, with variations in colour and texture that create a truly one-of-a-kind cedar roof. The natural beauty of cedar, whether in the form of shakes or shingles, adds a warmth and character to your home that is simply unmatched by other roofing materials.

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Understanding Cedar Shakes and Shingles

While both cedar shakes and cedar shingles come from the same wood, there are key differences to consider when choosing the perfect cedar roofing for your Winnipeg home:

  • Cedar Shakes: These are thicker, hand-split or machine-split with a rugged, textured surface. This gives them a more rustic, natural appearance, reminiscent of traditional craftsmanship. Cedar shakes are often favoured for larger homes or those with a classic architectural style.
  • Cedar Shingles: These are thinner, sawn on both sides for a smoother, uniform look. They tend to have a more refined aesthetic, often chosen for smaller homes or those with a contemporary design. Cedar shingles offer a sleek and sophisticated look that complements modern architecture.

Choosing between cedar shakes and cedar shingles depends on your desired style, budget, and the specific character of your home. Our roofing experts at Above All are well-versed in the nuances of cedar roofing and can help you make an informed decision that enhances the beauty and value of your home.

Unmatched Benefits of Cedar Shake Roofing

  • Curb Appeal: Cedar’s natural hues and textures, ranging from rich browns to warm reds, add a richness and depth that no other roofing material can match. Your home will truly stand out in the neighbourhood, exuding a sense of timeless elegance.
  • Proven Durability: Cedar contains natural oils that act as preservatives, making it highly resistant to rot, decay, and insects. This inherent resilience, combined with proper maintenance, ensures your cedar shake roof can withstand the test of time, providing reliable protection for generations.
  • Energy Savings: Cedar’s natural insulation properties can help regulate your home’s temperature, keeping it warmer in winter and cooler in summer. This can lead to significant energy savings over time, reducing your reliance on heating and cooling systems.
  • Eco-Conscious Choice: Cedar is a renewable resource and biodegradable, making it a sustainable and environmentally friendly roofing option. Choosing cedar for your roof is a responsible choice that benefits both your home and the planet.

Quality Materials

Above All Roofing is Winnipeg’s premier provider of cedar shake roofing solutions. We source the highest quality materials from sustainable forests and employ time-tested installation techniques to ensure your cedar roof not only looks stunning but also performs flawlessly for decades.

Our comprehensive services include

  • New Cedar Roof Installation: We’ll work closely with you to choose the ideal cedar shake style and colour, and our skilled team will meticulously install your new cedar roof to the highest industry standards.
  • Complete Roof Replacement: If your existing cedar roof has reached the end of its lifespan, we’ll replace it efficiently and with minimal disruption to your daily life.
  • Expert Repairs: Whether it’s a few damaged cedar shakes or a more extensive repair, our experienced technicians will quickly address any issues to safeguard your investment.
  • Cedar Siding: We can also install cedar shakes as siding, which often works well as an accent on a dormer or a gable end to enhance the character of home.
  • Proactive Maintenance: We offer ongoing inspection and maintenance services to ensure your cedar shake roof remains in peak condition, extending its lifespan and beauty.

Don’t settle for ordinary. Elevate your home with the timeless elegance of cedar shake roofing. Contact Above All Roofing today for a free consultation and discover the difference that quality craftsmanship and superior materials can make for your Winnipeg home.

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