Cedar Roofing

The Reliable Cedar Roofing Professionals in Maryland

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After asphalt shingle roofing, cedar roofing is the most common type of residential roofing material. There’s no question why — in addition to adding a quaint, rustic look to your home, it also provides superior protection and durability!

Certified Inc. Roofing is the Columbia cedar roofing company who is committed to using only the best materials for your roof. We are incredibly proud to be 1 of the few installers in the DMV area that is a trusted member of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (CSSB). Cedar is a special roofing material, if your installer isn’t a trusted member of the CSSB then your cedar roof won’t come with a warranty. The cedar roofs installed by Certified Inc. Roofing ALWAYS come with a 30 year warranty that backs the product. Our cedar is specially milled from only 1 of 2 inspected mills in Canada, is then inspected in Washington and then finally shipped to us for installation on your home. When you partner up with us, you can feel confident that our exceptional team will provide you with exceptional work. You’re going to love your new roof!

Types of Cedar Roofs Roofs We Install

If you’re looking for durable, attractive shingles to give your home or business’ roof a new look, cedar shakes and shingles are a great option. They have been used for hundreds of years and have proven their longevity in all types of climates. They also contain oils that make them naturally resistant to rot and insects. Cedar shake and cedar shingle sound very similar, so let’s go over the differences between them.

Cedar Shake Roofing

Cedar shake roofing is cut by hand, rather than cut by machine. This causes more variance between pieces which can add a more rustic look to your home’s exterior. However, because these types of shingles are not always the same size and shape, it is extremely important to have an experienced roofer who understands how to properly install them. If not done correctly, you may find gaps and leaks in your roof. At Certified Inc. Roofing, we have installed cedar shake roofs for over 30 years and will make sure your roof is water-tight.

Cedar Shingle Roofing

Cedar cut shingles are factory-made and have less variation than cedar shake shingles. Each panel is the same size and width. Because they are more easily manufactured, each panel is the same size and width and they are less expensive than cedar shakes. Similar to cedar shake, cedar shingles are also lightweight, easy to maintain, and energy-efficient.

Need help deciding whether you should use cedar shake or cedar shingles? Call our experienced team of roofers in Columbia today.

Pros and Cons of Cedar Roofing

When making your selection about the type of cedar roofing to fit your needs, there will be pros and cons. We have broken down the list for you:

 

Pros of Cedar Roofing

  • Eco-Friendly: Cedar roofing material is not only 100% biodegradable, but it is also incredibly energy-efficient. It insulates your home while still allowing it to breathe, which saves on heating and cooling costs. We also specialize in metal roofing services which is an eco-friendly roofing material too.
  • Durable: Cedar roofing lasts up to 25 years, which is longer than a standard asphalt shingle roof.
  • Beauty: Cedar roofs are totally unique. Because of the variations of color, width, thickness, or cut of wood, no two shake roofs will ever be the same. They make a beautiful addition to any home.

Cons of Cedar Roofing

  • Drying Issues: Since cedar roofing materials are made from trees, they are more prone to drying out. Without proper maintenance, your home could be more susceptible to fire damage, cracking and pest issues.
  • Expensive: Cedar roofing is not the most expensive roofing option, but it’s certainly not the cheapest. This is especially true if you choose to go with cedar shakes, which come with a higher price tag.
  • Maintenance: Because cedar shakes and shingles are made of wood, they will require more care and attention than other types of roofing materials.

Cedar Roof FAQs

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What’s the cost of a new cedar roof in Maryland?

The price is going to depend on whether you choose cedar shake or cedar shingles, as well as the size of your home. An average range for installing cedar shingles on a 3,000 square foot home is $10,000 to $16,000.

What is it made from?

Cedar roofing materials are made from – you guessed it, cedar! They really do come from trees. Cedar trees are very durable, making them great roofing materials.

Does it cost more than regular asphalt shingles?

Yes, but for many homeowners, the natural look and durability make cedar roofing worth the investment.

How many years will a cedar roof last?

Roof construction plays a major role in determining the lifespan of cedar roofs and will maximize the life of cedar products. With proper installation and maintenance, your cedar roof will last up to 25 years.

What is the most durable cedar material?

Western red cedar is the most resistant to rot and decay. It has one of the longest lifespans of all North American softwood cedar trees.
Want to learn more? Get a free estimate scheduled with our expert cedar roofing professionals. We’d love to help you transform your house into a home!

Reviews


Certified Inc. Roofing IconCertified Inc. Roofing

9520 Berger Road Suite 112, Columbia

4.8 ★★★★★ 135 reviews

  • Avatar Jaime Cardenas-Garcia ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    We had a great experience from beginning to end. The estimate of the cost was done in a friendly way, not a sales pitch, fully explaining what was to be done and the certifed quality that was to be employed. When we were ready to get things done, we contacted them for an updated quote, signed the contract that explaned in detail what was to be done. After giving the go ahead, we were scheduled in a short time. They did not accept any down payment to begin and finish the work. The roof installation was done in a day, with the roofing materals delivered the prior day. Instalation personnel were friendly and got everything done in a meticulous and professional way. The cleanup at the end of the day left everything in its place with nothing that needed any further cleanup.WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND CERTIFIED INC. ROOFING!!
  • Avatar Winderbourne 1884 ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    The Craftsmanship of the crew is top notch. I used them for a Cedar Shake roof on a historic house with a very steep pitch. Crew took meticulous care in the quality of the work. This included clean up. I highly recommend certified. Very responsive.
  • Avatar Paddy Gordon ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Steve, the owner, of Certified Roofing gave us a reasonable estimate to replace our roof. Our house is 3 stories in the back and one story in the front with 2 skylights and a change in roof line in the front. There is a front door overhang that is also roofed--so not an easy installation. The choices of shingles was excellent.The crew arrived on time, was very professional, and did excellent work. They were led by Javier who was exceptional. They cleaned up beautifully. When a small problem occurred, the repair was made and Steve came out. This was last October. This week, 5 months later, we asked Steve if they could come out to reinstall a gutter guard that blew loose. They offered to do the job at no cost to us. We recommend them without hesitation. They care about their work and offer a great value for roofing.
  • Avatar Anna Ouellette ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    By the time I connected with Jay from Certified, I had already been through a few roofing companies. Jay was not only friendly, but very patient with a first time homeowner such as myself. Certified had by far the best warranty to offer us, and was willing and eager to work with our insurance in order to cover it. We had to delay a few times due to weather (can't be helped!), but the office was always very communicative. The roof took 1.5 days to complete, and the end result was amazing. We had quite the extensive replacement job, and these guys were top notch. They replaced it, and fixed errors from the previous roof installation along the way. A couple days after our install was complete, a huge rain/wind storm rolled in. Not only did we not hear the rain, but none of it got in, much to our relief! Thanks, Jay and the whole team at Certified!
  • Avatar Ryan Sullivan ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Great work and great service. Caught Jay giving an estimate to a neighbor and snagged his information.Jay initially walked around the house to get a general feel for the roof and scheduled a formal estimate meeting a few days later. Jay was incredibly thorough and took down all the needed information. Afterwards he sat us down to explain the exact process, the materials of construction they would use, why they chose to use them, and their function for the roof. As new homeowners, and knowing our roof was incredibly rough shape and well past its lifespan, we greatly appreciated this. Contracts were signed that week and the work was scheduled less than a week out. Day 0 was material delivery, Day 1 was the complete roof installation, Day 2 were new gutters. Everything looked incredible and made the house look brand new. Very happy with Certified Inc. and plan to use them for any new work in the future.
  • Avatar William Donovan ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    I highly recommend Certified Inc. Roofing. Steve personally came to my home to inspect the roof with me and explained to me how they would install the new roof. Easy to select roof color and easy to get quote for replacement. Day of, crew arrived on time and worked steady & hard all day. Finished and cleaned up everything all in one day. The crew were nice, polite and professional. They delivered on everything promised and exceeded our expectations! Definitely highly recommended them!!!
  • Avatar Sameer Pandit ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    We replaced a 18 year old cedar shake roof with asphalt shingles. Extremely happy the way in which Certified managed the job. From promptly providing an estimate to installation the project was completed within 2 weeks ! The installation took 2 days. The crew did a great job with installation and clean up. I chose Certified as they provided with CertainTeed material and their pricing was within our budget. Will highly recommend Certified, Inc .
  • Avatar Kevin Hawkins ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Very professional and knowledgeable. Extremely please with work. Met all time lines and budget. Easily rank in top 5% of firms I have dealt with in Northern Va.
  • Avatar Maria Di Maria ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    A storm damaged our roof. The company patched spots where shingles had blown off and these patches survived a second storm. Then the company replaced our entire roof. Excellent company! Highly recommended!
  • Avatar Thomas Baek ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Tim Thomas was a gentleman and a true professional. The foreman who inspected the roof provided valuable information and expertise. The work crew was professional and finished the project on time.
  • Avatar Melissa Holmes ★★★★★ a year ago
    We are in love with our new roof. The color was spot on and the gutters are amazing! My husband and I are thrilled to not have to deal with cleaning gutters and we are hoping to see improvement with our attic venting when the season changes. (Currently it's too hot to even think about going in the attic.) Removal and installation of the roof took less than 8 hours and the gutters were installed 2 days later. Juan was amazing with being a stickler for the details. He was gracious enough to come back out and fix a slight issue within a very reasonable amount of time. Now our house is perfect. Thank you so much!
  • Avatar Wendy Emblin ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    I had a new house roof with new gutters and then later needed repairs and new gutters on 2 horse barns , plus leaf guards on the house one side. Quotes were similar to another company but overall a better deal.Steve is excellent to deal with; there were a some problems but they were rectified very quickly, and he was very helpful in the process. The crews were very hardworking , and wasted little time even when extra supplies were needed as efficiently arranged for them so saving a delay.Delighted with the outcome, no worry about rain, hail , snow or winds on the buildings.
  • Avatar Nick Brown ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Very pleased with the work of Certified Inc. I recently acquired a historic 1908 home and had all windows replaced. They look great, inside and out and flow seamlessly with the historic home. Craftsmanship is on point. I only had one issue with a simple sill that was not sloped properly, but these things happen in an old home, and Certified fixed it. Would recommend!
  • Avatar Robert Eckrich ★★★★★ a year ago
    Steve and Jay came out the day after we called to do the inspection and give us a quote. Within days of us letting them know that our homeowners association approved our application to replace the roof and gutters, they had us on the schedule for installation. Roof took one day and the gutters done a day later. Top quality materials and workmanship all around. The next door neighbors also remarked about how efficient the installers were and how they didn't cause any disruption in the neighborhood. They also did a fantastic job cleaning up; no loose nails or other materials left behind. A well done job all around.
  • Avatar Sean ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    My experience with Certified was nothing but positive. I had a severe roof leak and Certified was one of many companies to provide quotes. Jay came out for my estimate and walked me through everything. He even gave me some advice and help with making temporary fixes for an upcoming storm. After going through all my quotes, Certified was the clear winner. They scheduled my installation and got everything done exactly when they said they would. It looks great and I am super happy.

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