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Cedar Roofing

Top-Rated Cedar Roofing in Westfield Massachusetts

cedar roofing in Westfield, MA

Cedar roofing is an attractive and sturdy option for your roof, giving your home a rustic, countryside look that is impossible to replicate. This lightweight, eco-friendly option is not going to be the cheapest roofing available, but if you’re looking for charm and durability, this could be the roof of your dream home.

When choosing a cedar roofing company to help you with installation and maintenance, look no further than Nextgen Roofing as your roofing company. Our skilled and trustworthy roofing contractors offer invaluable cedar roofing services and are standing by to provide you with the friendly customer service you expect from local Westfield Massachusetts businesses.

Are you interested in a beautiful, natural cedar roof? Contact us today for a free consultation where you’ll receive a personalized quote.

Types of Cedar Roofing

There are two types of cedar roofs that are typically confused by most: cedar shake roofing and cedar shingle roofing.

Cedar Shake vs Cedar Shingle

The main difference between these two types is that cedar shingles are factory cut, so each panel is going to be precisely the same size. Cedar shakes are split by hand and consequently, won’t all be the same.

This may not seem like a big difference, but the decision is an important one because it will change the look of your home. If you want a more rustic look for your roof, cedar shakes will be the way to go. On the other hand, it’s essential that a cedar shake roofer installs the material since they can create gaps due to their non uniformity which can be affected by inclement weather. However, for both options, professional installation by a cedar roofing contractor is highly recommended to ensure the best possible results.

The strength of your cedar roof also depends on the thickness and which part of the tree the wood was cut from. When you’ve got a thick cut of wood, it generally lasts longer, and if your cedar comes from the strongest part of the tree, it will be more durable. Both of these qualities will cost you more and account for the variances in cedar roofing prices.

Both cedar shingles and cedar shakes are lightweight, easy to maintain, energy efficient, and can last up to 25 years. However, cedar shakes are more expensive due to their hand-made manufacturing process.

Need help deciding which cedar roofing option to choose? Call us today at 413-579-5798 for a free consultation with one of our experienced roofers.

Pros and Cons of Cedar Roofing

Cedar itself is an incredibly durable kind of wood. After all, cedar trees continue to stand tall through bad weather. But, as with anything, there are upsides and downsides to this roofing material.

The Pros

To start with the positives, cedar roofing is an eco-friendly option, making homes more energy efficient. Cedar is a renewable resource and biodegradable, so if your priority is an environmentally friendly roofing material, cedar roofing could be for you. By insulating your house and allowing it to breathe, it’ll also save you on energy costs.

Cedar roofing gives your home a rustic aesthetic that’s truly difficult to match with engineered products, and you’ll also see that cedar roofing lasts longer than some other kinds of roofing, provided that they undergo proper maintenance.

The Cons

One of the concerns with getting cedar roofing is that it can be more prone to issues including fire damage, drying out and cracking, warping, water damage, and pest infestations. It’s suggested to use fire retardant coatings, as well as treatments for any other potential issues, which are all part of the installation process and requiring of regular maintenance. However, keep in mind that some areas don’t allow cedar roofing due to fire concerns even with these precautions.

Depending on the quality of cedar roofing you decide to go with, it won’t be a cheap project. It’s not the most expensive option available, but it’s certainly not your most budget-friendly either. Not only do you have to think about the cost of the cedar shakes or shingles themselves, but they also require demolition of your old roof and installation costs of skilled contractors.

In addition to these initial costs, cedar roofing also needs a fair bit of maintenance to ensure the lifespan. Apart from the previously mentioned coating maintenance, other necessary tasks for cedar roofing include consistent cleaning to remove moss and mildew build-up, and you’ll even need to remove low hanging trees that can contribute to moisture accumulation.

Make the Right Decision Today!

A new cedar roof can really brighten the aesthetic makeup of a home. Ready to get started on your beautiful new cedar roofing? Need to do some maintenance on your cedar roof? Call Nextgen Roofing’s cedar roof specialists today!

Reviews

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1 Arch Road Suite 11, Westfield

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  • Avatar Julia Dubinchik ★★★★★ a month ago
    Nextgen is very professional and trustworthy company. They replaced roof, siding, windows and door on my house. The estimate Rene gave me was accurate … More and I did not get any unexpected charges. The entire project was very smooth and easy from start to finish. I highly recommend Nextgen to anyone who wants an excellent job at a fair price. Don’t hesitate to contact them, you won't regret it!
  • Avatar karen avery ★★★★★ in the last week
    An excellent company. Prompt, courteous and professional from day 1! Replacement roof done in 1 day and gutter work done 2 days later. All questions answered, … More pictures taken with estimate, during the work and at completion. Left the area totally clean after both installations. Highly recommend.
  • Avatar John Van Eps ★★★★★ a month ago
    Very High level from start to finish. No sales pressure at all, very good communication from beginning to end of project. Great attention to detail and … More the people working the actual job seemed to be happy and well treated, and it showed in the work they did
  • Avatar Bill Aherin ★★★★★ a week ago
    Excellent product and very professional people. process went like clockwork and thorough clean-up. We're definitely satisfied and would not hesitate … More to recommend them.
  • Avatar Terry Cavers ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Great experience. We had our bathroom remodeled and loved the work so just had our kitchen remodeled. We were very impressed with the quality of work … More and how professional the crew was. Each project was finished on time if not earlier than expected. We felt that the price was more than reasonable for the service provided. Will definitely use them again.
  • Avatar Mike Raposo ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Nextgen generously donated their time and materials to rebuild roofs on two dugouts at our softball field. Westfield Little League can’t thank them enough … More for giving back to the community. This job will impact players and coaches for years to come. The roofs look great! Thanks!
  • Avatar Sandra Massimino ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    If you are in need of a new roof or roof repair, you can't do any better than NEXTGEN Roofing. They are professionals who go the extra mile to be … More sure the job is done right. They do not cut corners and they clean up all debris before leaving your property. You may pay a little more, but you will get the best service, workmanship and quality materials. They also provided us with a report documenting all their work with photos. I really can't compliment this company enough!
  • Avatar Gary D'Andrea ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We had Nextgen come in and install siding and 7 windows. We could not be more pleased with the way the house came out with the new siding. All repairs … More were handled professionally and promptly. We were kept in the loop of any issues the crew had and any effects on price it would have. Even 2 years later we are still getting compliments on how the house looks and the color. Very professional crew and neat while working. We would recommend Rene without hesitation.
  • Avatar marie talbot ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We replaced the two main doors at our home along with one storm door! We also had some items on the house siding that had been damaged from the wind that … More needed replacing.The doors are beautiful and the quality of the doors are second to none!!The installers were professional and did a great job! So happy we went with Next Gen with Rene and Brian!We will be having them for another project in the spring! We would always have them for any future work we wound need to get done!Great job!!Marie & Rich Talbot
  • Avatar Christine Morrill ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Nextgen and crew did such a wonderful job replacing our roof. Very professional, explained everything along the way in great detail. I run a home daycare … More so closing during the week for us would mean my families would be without care. So Brett and team agreed to take on my roof on a Saturday!! We were so grateful and so were my families. We'd highly recommend Nextgen for your next home project you won't regret it! 🏡 ❤
  • Avatar Linus Kuplast ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Roof came out great. The entire transaction went great. Matt was very easy to deal with as a salesman and the whole job was just very smooth and easy from … More start to finish. The estimate he came out to give was accurate and we were not hit with any unexpected charges. The work was done very professionally and I was very happy with the results. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a new roof.
  • Avatar Alan Schwartz ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Brett and the crew were all professional. Our roof came out great. My wife and I are extremely pleased. We are confident that our new roof will last a … More very long time and the warranty can be transferred to a new owner. Our neighbor was also impressed with the work. So much so that she arranged for Brett to come over and supply her with a quote. A great company and thanks again NEXTGEN.
  • Avatar Kara Adamites ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Nextgen Roofing is a professional, trustworthy and very responsive company that will work on your home as if it were their own. The crew was extremely … More meticulous when it came to clean up, which I appreciated. I highly recommend Nextgen to anyone who wants an excellent job at a fair price!
  • Avatar Donna Burgoyne ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    All of the Nextgen staff were pleasant to deal with and professional. We asked for quotes on our roof replacement and Nextgen was the only company to give … More us a detailed printout of all the materials and costs, in addition to a 50 year guarantee. The crew worked quickly and efficiently as a team of professionals; we were greatly impressed as we watched the process from beginning to end. Everything was left clean and our roof looks beautiful. We would gladly do business with Nextgen again.

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