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What is the advantage of cedar shakes over metal roofing?

Planning to install cedar shakes this time.

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I've had a metal roof before and it didn't seem to have very many echos to me, but we also had a pretty small home. I haven't tried cedar roofing, though, so I'm not sure how that would compare. I'm hoping to have a cedar roof in my next home.

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Personally, I prefer cedar over metal. My husband and I had a metal roof on our very first home. During the winter our home would turn into an echo chamber on rainy days. At first, it's a cool experience but it gets old. I feel like cedar adds to the overall look of a home far better than metal could. If you are looking for more technical answers than this than you should look up a commercial roofing contractor and ask him for advice. Residential and Commercial Roofing

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I cannot see any advantage at all. Timber dries out and cracks . Timber is very prone to ignition from fires and cinders when dry. nails rust and glues fail with time. metal lasts for a life time and comes in a variety of colours. doesn't burn and will resist higher wind speeds .

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    I have a metal roof and the argument about noise when it rains is void. You will have insulation under the roof in the attic and the noise level will not be heard above the tv on normal volume. Any way the steady rain on the roof at night is relaxing and contributes to a peaceful sleep. You may get some noise in a deluge (4 inches in 1/2 hour) like we get here in the tropics but otherwise the long term benefit will be revealed in the maintenance costs.


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