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Do I really want cedar shingles???

Posted by gris on January 31st, 2001 10:59 PM

I love the look but I fear that they will be very labor intensive. These are not the cedar shakes but the flat cedar shingles. The installer is telling me that all I really need to do is spray them down once per year with a decking treatment and this will be enough to preserve them for many years and ensure that mildew would not grow. I do have tree's on all sides of my house and the pitch is 8/12. My roof would receive about 4-5 hours of sunlight a day. Also, he is stating that he would lay tar paper down then a vapor barrier then the shingles. He also is stating that cedar shingles (not shakes) do not curl up. For 33 squares installed we are looking at $10,500 vs $5,100 for 40 year ashpalt 3d. My questions are this:
Are cedar shingles more labor intensive? Will cedar greatly increase the value of my home over ashpalt? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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