Cedar Shingles

Cedar Shakes vs. Shingles – Compare Costs, Durability, Styles

Are you debating between installing a cedar shingles or shake roof?

The two have significant design, installation and cost differences. On average, a cedar roof can cost $12,000-25,000, depending on whether you select wood shingles or shakes, grain quality, style and other factors.

Wood shake and shingle roofs are not the same when it comes to durability, longevity and protection against the elements.

A cedar roof is an expensive investment, so it is important to know all your options well, before making the final selection.

In this post:

1. Difference between shingles vs shakes
2. Material and installation costs

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Cedar Roof Shingles Prices For 2020

The average cost of cedar shingles is $6,800-9,500 installed on a 1,700 sq.ft. ranch style home.
Cedar roofs has been around for centuries. Recognized for exceptional charm, longevity and durability, they continue to be installed throughout the US today.

Natural Cedar Roof

Material and installation costs

Cedar roofing shingles is a premium material, and is fairly expensive, especially if you want to add special treatments that prolong the life of the roof. The price range is wide and greatly depends on the quality of the wood you select. Also, note that a cedar shake roof is significantly more expensive than shingles.

Shingles: For an average one story ranch-style home (roof size 1,700 sq.ft),

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