The Trusted Cedar Roofing Services in The DMV Area

The Experienced Cedar Shake and Shingle Roofing Company in Gaithersburg

Cedar Shake and Shingle Roofing company in Gaithersburg, MD

After asphalt shingle roofing, cedar roofing is the most common type of residential roofing material. Why? It adds a quaint, rustic look to your home while still providing superior protection and durability.

BRAX Roofing is the Gaithersburg cedar roofing contractor committed to providing only the best when it comes to your home. We will guide you through the process and help you choose the color and style that complements your current decor. You are going to love your new, natural cedar roof!

Call Gaithersburg’s roofing specialist today to schedule a free consultation.

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Types of Cedar Roofs We Install

There are two types of cedar roofing to consider: cedar shake roofing and cedar shingle roofing. The strength of both types depends on the thickness and which part of the tree the material was cut from. When your shingles are cut from a stronger and thicker part of the tree, they are going to be more durable (which also means more expensive). Cedar shake and cedar shingle sound a lot alike, so let’s talk about the differences between them.

Cedar Shake Roofing

Cedar shake roofing is cut by hand, rather than by a machine. Because each piece is made individually, there is more variance and the pieces are not uniform. This can greatly add to the aesthetic of your home and give it a more rustic look. However, you need to make sure an experienced roofer handles the installation. If not done properly, the different-sized pieces can leave your roof susceptible to gaps and leaks. At Gaithersburg, we have installed many cedar shake roofs and will make sure your roof is water-tight.

Cedar Shingle Roofing

Cedar cut shingles are factory-made, ensuring that each panel is the same size and width. This makes cedar shingles less expensive than cedar shakes. Like cedar shake, cedar shingles are lightweight, easy to maintain and energy-efficient.

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

The 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 and friendly to Mother Earth, but it is also incredibly energy-efficient. It insulates your home while still allowing it to breathe, which saves on heating and cooling costs.
  • Durable: Cedar roofing lasts up to 25 years, which is longer than a standard asphalt shingle roof.
  • Beauty: Cedar roofs are like no other. They add charm to your home that is otherwise impossible to achieve.

Cons of Cedar Roofing

  • Drying Issues: Since cedar roofing materials are made from trees, they are more prone to drying out. That means your home is 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. Especially if you opt for cedar shake, you will be paying a higher price.
  • Maintenance: Beauty is pain…right? Just like other beautiful aspects of your home, you will need to spend more time maintaining your cedar roof to keep it in tip-top condition.

Cedar Roof FAQs

The price is going to depend on whether you choose cedar shake or cedar shingles. On the low end, you can expect to pay about $4.50 per square foot. However, most cedar roofs are going to cost more than that.

Cedar roofing materials are made from – you guessed it, cedar! They really do come from trees. Cedar itself is a very durable tree and makes a great roofing material.

With proper maintenance, your cedar roof will last up to 25 years.

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. It’s also the most abundant type.

Want to learn more? Get a free estimate scheduled with our cedar roofing professionals. We’d love to show you how a new roof can transform your home

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Why Choose BRAX Roofing

Why Choose
BRAX Roofing

Insurance Claims Assistance From a free inspection and emergency repair to meeting with your adjuster, we work to minimize your stress.
This is Our Community As local roofers, we serve our neighbors’ exterior service needs when they need us most.
The Best Warranties Enjoy a 100% satisfaction guarantee, 50-year manufacturer warranty, and 25-year workmanship warranty.
Best-in-Class Service We are committed to providing unmatched customer service and roofing products that stand the test of time.
Certified & Award-Winning We are proud to be an Owens Corning Platinum, GAF certified, and CertainTeed 4-Star Installer certified roofing company.
Family Values As a locally owned business, we value and exhibit honesty, integrity, and responsibility in everything we do.
Insurance Claims
Assistance

Assistance From a free inspection and emergency repair to meeting with your adjuster, we work to minimize your stress.

This is Our
Community

As local roofers, we serve our neighbors’ exterior service needs when they need us most.

The Best
Warranties

Enjoy a 100% satisfaction guarantee, 50-year manufacturer warranty, and 25-year workmanship warranty.

Best-in-Class
Service

We are committed to providing unmatched customer service and roofing products that stand the test of time.

Certified &
Award-Winning

We are proud to be an Owens Corning Platinum, GAF certified, and CertainTeed 4-Star Installer certified roofing company.

Family
Values

As a locally owned business, we value and exhibit honesty, integrity, and responsibility in everything we do.

What Our Clients Are Saying

BRAX roofing is one of the best companies I've ever had work on my house. Once we set up a time for someone to inspect the job, the person came on time, explained everything and answered my questions. When I reviewed the proposal, I had several questions which were answered promptly by phone or email. A few days before the scheduled installation of my new roof, they brought cones so I could block 2 parking spots in front of my house. On the scheduled date, they came on time, completed the job and cleaned up outside all around the house. I definitely recommend them.
Kay G.
From start to finish the experience was great. Damon came promptly for the initial inspection. There was good communication as we picked out the roof shingles. On installation day the brave men arrived early and worked hard all day in the hot sun, finishing before sunset. They cleaned up all around the house, and it looks like they were never here. Our new roof is amazing, and really adds value to the house. Very professional, highly recommend.
Kenny F.
I couldn’t be happier with my experience with BRAX Roofing. I hired them to replace the entire roof on my house. The sales representative I worked with went above and beyond in helping me through the process of selecting the best materials and ensuring my satisfaction with the work. Everyone on the team that I was in contact with was knowledgeable, professional and courteous. The job was completed in one day without any issues or hassles and the entire site was cleaned up before they left. Our roof looks great. Based on this experience, I would highly recommend BRAX Roofing to anyone that has any roofing needs!
Jonathan B.
These guys are fantastic! Couldn't ask for better customer service. Very responsive. Very attentive. They were on time. They did everything they said they would do. The follow-up was tremendous and the work was impeccable! Kudos to Mr. Souza, Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Cardenas for great planning, execution and follow-up. I would recommend BRAX to any one need roof repair.
Keith N.
From beginning to end, BRAX did a great job. Very good paperwork (easy to read/understand and detailed) and the salesperson did an outstanding job keeping up with an ever changing insurance issue. The roof was a challenge as the home is a 4 story townhouse so needed 60-foot ladders. BRAX was easily up to that challenge. I was most surprised by the gift sent after all work was completed.
Mike H.
I had my siding replaced by BRAX Roofing this summer. I highly recommend this company. They sent someone out quickly for a free estimate, they worked with my homeowners insurance to get everything approved. I’m really happy with the end result and they worked with me on some hiccups along the way. Their customer service is really exceptional, everyone I dealt with at all times was fair and extremely polite.
Brandi H.