Cedar Roof Replacement in Calgary


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Cedar Roofing

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Cedar roofing stands as a timeless and elegant roofing solution that has graced homes for centuries, adding a touch of rustic charm while providing longevity and resistance to the elements. Commonly used around the world for centuries, wood roofs remain a popular choice for homeowners, and with its natural resilience, insulation, and anti-pest properties, cedar is the best wood for the job.

Cedar Roofing

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Choosing a cedar roof means selecting a long-lasting wood material that is unmistakably beautiful. With its natural look, it can enhance the curb appeal of your home, encompassing a slick, yet homey feel. At Hubbard, we can install, replace and maintain cedar shingles throughout Calgary with our high-end work.

What is a Cedar Roof?

A cedar roof consists of either cedar shingles or shakes of a specific shape and size, installed in a precise manner to ensure a weather-resistant finished product. Cedar shakes are handcrafted in the same fashion as they have been for centuries, split directly from the log. Although they are all very similar in size, they are generally more irregular and each shake is unique. On the other hand, cedar shingles are crafted in a multi-step process where their exact thickness, length, and taper can be precisely controlled. This results in each shingle being practically identical, for a cleaner, more uniform look. Whether in the form of a shake or shingle, once properly installed, cedar can provide homes with outstanding protection while greatly enhancing curb appeal with its timeless natural charm.

Why Choose Cedar Shakes?

Cedar shakes are an original part of many homes in Calgary due to their long-lasting, durable and stable material. Naturally insulating, they are resistant to moisture, UV rays and other natural elements. If maintenance is consistent, they can last for up to 40 years, much longer than asphalt shingles. 

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With its more rugged appearance, as each piece looks different from the rest, cedar shakes can create a distinct, yet aesthetically appealing roof. Despite being thicker and split-off, compared to cedar shingles, it still maintains its natural insulation benefits.

How Long Do Cedar Shake Roofs Last?

A properly installed and maintained cedar roof can last up to 40 years depending on numerous factors such as climate, exposure to the elements, and maintenance practices. Regular inspections and small repairs go a long way in extending the roof’s lifespan. Compared to asphalt shingle roofs needing replacing every 20-25 years, needing a cedar roof replacement every 40 years is just another one of the many advantages that cedar brings to your home.

Energy Efficiency

Cedar has natural thermal insulation properties, and cedar roofs deliver up to five times the insulating value as other roofing materials. Cedar is also a great reflector of light, keeping the heat from the sun from entering your home. In addition, both cedar shake and shingle roofs are installed in a fashion that circulates air under the felt rows on which the cedar shingles or shakes are laid, allowing the roof and house to breathe. In summer, this ventilation allows trapped heat in the attic to escape, and in winter, it prevents the build-up of moisture which can lead to a multitude of problems. Each of these elements contributes to lowering heating and cooling costs and increasing the efficiency of your home.

The Pros of Choosing a Cedar Roof

There is a reason that cedar roofs have stood the test of time and remain an exceedingly popular choice for homes both old and new. As a matter of fact, there isn’t just one reason, there are many!


Cedar is a renewable resource and is completely biodegradable, unlike practically any other roofing material.


A natural insulator and reflector of sunlight, cedar helps to regulate a home’s temperature in both the warm and cold months.


Cedar provides excellent sound insulation as well. Rainfall, hail, and other external noises are muffled due to cedar’s natural ability to absorb sound.


When properly maintained, cedar roofs have outstanding longevity. Able to withstand heavy rains, strong winds, hail, and more, a cedar roof will provide your home with protection from the elements for twice as long as an asphalt shingle roof.


Last but not least, cedar roofs are gorgeous and naturally stand out, making them a valuable investment that can significantly increase the overall value of your property.


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We can help you navigate the complexities of insurance claims and paperwork. Our Exterior Experts are HAAG certified, which is additional training that teaches advanced damage assessment techniques. We are experienced in dealing with insurance companies and adjusters, and will provide detailed storm reports outlining the damage, scope of work, and supporting photos.

We’ve Got You Covered

We can help you navigate the complexities of insurance claims and paperwork. Our Exterior Experts are HAAG certified, which is additional training that teaches advanced damage assessment techniques. We are experienced in dealing with insurance companies and adjusters, and will provide detailed storm reports outlining the damage, scope of work, and supporting photos.

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Making the Smart Decision

Although cedar shakes require more maintenance than asphalt or rubber, their natural durability and stability mean they can last for up to 40 years. Taking proactive steps can ensure that your cedar shakes maintain their stunning look, enhancing the value of your property with their natural strength and decay resistance. At Hubbard, we offer superior cedar shakes with expert installation.

The Best Time to Replace a Cedar Roof


Cedar roofs in Calgary generally last around 40 years due to the dynamic climate. It’s safe to assume that as the 40-year mark approaches, a cedar shingle or cedar shake roof replacement will soon be in order. Of course, the lifespan of any roof is directly affected by the quality and consistency of maintenance throughout its life. A neglected cedar roof will very likely need to be replaced earlier than one that is well cared for. Replacing cedar shake shingles is not a small undertaking. If you’re looking for the most accurate advice from highly qualified experts, we are more than happy to be there for you.

Signs You Need to Replace Your Cedar Roof

Roofs deteriorate over time, and your cedar roof is no different. While cedar roof replacement in Calgary may be more common due to the unforgiving climate, your roof will show multiple telltale signs of its poor condition in the years leading up to it needing replacing.

Curling and Cupping

Over time, cedar shingles and shakes can curl upward or cup inward, both of which are caused by prolonged exposure to UV radiation.

Cracks and Splits

Cedar is prone to splitting or cracking over time as it naturally deteriorates. These splits and cracks will allow water to seep in and will need to be addressed.

Loose or Missing Shakes/Shingles

If you notice some of your shakes or shingles have loosened or even started to fall off, you'll want to act quickly as this is a sign of advanced deterioration.

Increased Maintenance

Regular maintenance is an essential aspect of maintaining any roof. However, if you notice an increase in the frequency of maintenance that your roof requires, it’s likely time to look into replacing your cedar shingles or shakes.

Alternatives to a Cedar Shake Roof

If you think it’s time to replace your cedar roof with something new, Hubbard Roofing and Exteriors Inc. proudly specializes in 2 top roofing replacement solutions. Asphalt shingles are the most common and cost-effective roofing option throughout Canada, offering up to 20 years of protection to your home at a great price point. Euroshield rubber roofing is an environmentally sustainable option that is made with 95% recycled material and comes in a variety of colours and textures that can mimic much pricer roofing materials. If you’d like to learn more about either of these options, feel free to reach out to us!

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Maintaining vs. Replacing Cedar Shakes

At Hubbard, we conduct thorough inspections to determine the status of your cedar shakes and shingles. We will check for any cracked or curled shakes, the ridge cap and loose pieces, and replace any damaged cedar shakes. However, if the damage is extensive, it might be best to calculate the difference between continual maintenance versus replacing the entire roof. We can help you determine a cost-effective solution that works for both your home and wallet.


A good practice for any homeowner with a cedar roof is to inspect it twice a year (spring and fall) and after any severe weather events such as a hailstorm or snowstorm. To ensure the longevity of your cedar roof, you should have it professionally cleaned every five years.
While the maximum lifespan of a cedar roof sits around 40 years, without proper maintenance and cleaning, you can expect your cedar roof to last around 15 years. Cleanliness is essential for the continued well-being of a cedar roof as they are much more ‘alive’ than any other roof. Cedar, while offering many upsides, is also susceptible to fungus, mold, and greater wear and tear with time.

Asphalt or rubber is a suitable replacement for a cedar shake roof as they provide a similar aesthetic appeal and require less maintenance. To learn more, please contact us.

Depending on numerous factors such as climate, exposure to the elements, and maintenance practices, a properly installed and maintained cedar roof can last up to 40 years.

To learn the price of a cedar roof replacement, please request a free quote. We will get in touch with you soon and provide a personalized offer for your project.

We recommend that cedar shake roofs be inspected by our team every five years or sooner. The more inspections conducted, the less costly the maintenance.

Cedar roofs can last for up to 20 years without maintenance. However, by getting support with Hubbard Roofing & Exteriors, you can double the lifespan of your cedar roof to over 40 years!

We can replace your cedar roof with a new set of cedar shakes. We also offer Euroshield rubber roofs, which have the natural look of cedar, or asphalt roofs.

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