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, without question, a five star business. I had a small job but they took at as serious and with as much conscientiousness as if it were a large job. The communication with them was always professional and informative. They sent someone out the same day I called! Unheard of. They did the work quickly and took photos so I could see the work without climbing the roof. I would highly recommend BRAX Roofing! A++ business.
Michael T
100% Satisfaction Great Team to Work With !!! My neighbor is now have a complete roof replacement because she liked what saw !!!
Peter W
Brax Roofing recently completed the replacement of the roof on my 70 years old house. There estimate was very reasonable and the change orders (to replace rotted wood) were minimal. The job was started on the promised date and finished within two days. We were very pleased with the service they provided. Highly recommended.
Alan M
VERY professional team - HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Marvin did an amazing job keeping us informed. The owner, Boris, even reached out to us to make sure we knew how much they valued our business. BRAX offered exceptional prices for quality roof+gutter replacement services and products. Again, HIGHLY RECOMMEND; especially if you live in the Alexandria, VA area.
Jason N
BRAX roofing was amazing - they scheduled our work promptly, had strong communication, documented everything, quickly responded to questions, and did a great job fixing our roof. Highly recommend.
Rachel M
Good communication from start to finish . Questions answered in a timely fashion with knowledge and professionalism. Many pictures were provided to give an idea of what was found and then installed. Would absolutely use Brax again - and will refer those looking for roofers!
Erin M