Cedar Shake Roofing — Is it for Me?

Everyone wants a good-looking roof. And no one wants to spend too much money in the process of getting one. Is cedar shake roofing ideal for your home’s roof?

House with cedar shake roofing

Sometimes, Cedar is the Perfect Solution.

If you care about preserving the historical authenticity of your home and are okay with regular maintenance and cleaning, you’ll love a cedar roof. Though slightly costly to maintain, the natural beauty and benefits of cedar shakes are outstanding.


  • 60-year life span with proper care and conditions
  • High resistance to rot, moisture, and insect damage when treated properly
  • Hardy wood withstands harsh weather conditions like hail and ice

Friendly to the Environment

  • 100% recyclable
  • Often turned into mulch at the end of their lifetime
  • Won’t end up in a landfill for hundreds of years

Impressive Insulation

  • Best out of any wood substitute
  • Cuts heating and cooling costs—sometimes up to 20%

Your Cedar Shake Roofing Options

Cedar’s aesthetic appeal is outstanding. And so are all the options. Are you dreaming of a natural, light look with ⅜” shakes? Or maybe a dark, rich tone with copper accents? When it comes to a cedar shake roof, there are incredible options—team up with Pequea Exteriors to choose the perfect look for your home.

We’re passionate about proper installation. That’s why we use stainless steel nails and proper ventilation techniques. We want your cedar roof to last as if it were our own.

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