Western Red Cedar is common in the coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest and the rainforest in the interior of British Columbia.
Extractives found in heartwood cedar distinguish cedars from other softwoods in terms of its resistance to decay caused by insects and fungi.
The Northwest Coast First Nation People have used Western Red Cedar for traditional purposes throughout their history and into present day. As a roof system, Western Red Cedar Shakes and Shingles stand up well to the harsh demands of the Pacific Northwest climate, making cedar the number one choice for durability and natural beauty.
As a proud member of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, Westcoast Roofing Systems offers you the exclusive Cedar Shake & Shingles Bureau’s 30 and 50 Year limited material warranties.
About Western Red Cedar shakes & shingles
- Produced from a renewable resource
- Less than 1% of BC’s cedar growing stock volume is harvested each year
- More than 175 million seedlings are planted every year in BC
- Biodegradable, pollution minimizing, energy conserving, and natural free insulators
Greenpeace once claimed that Western Red Cedar is “the only environmentally friendly roofing medium” because all other products are produced from diminishing resources.
At Westcoast Roofing Systems we custom split shakes to order from windfall off Native Lands.