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Question: What type of wood roofing material is the most durable?
Top Answer (68% of 22 votes): Cedar.

Answer: Cypress
Explanation: There are two type of cedar shingles we recommend for roofs: Alaska Yellow (cypress) and Western Red cedar. Here are the pros and cons of each: Alaska Yellow Cedar 5/8” Premium Tapersawn • Alaskan Yellow Cedar is fine textured, light colored and turns a beautiful silver gray. The ultimate in shingles and shakes for durability and long-term performance. • Pro - The Alaskan yellow cedar roof is much less likely to erode, and curl than that of the western red cedar roof. This immensely hard and durable species is vastly more enduring. • Pro - Alaskan yellow cypress is also commonly used in boat building and is an amazingly dense and hard wood shingle Western Red Cedar 5/8” Premium Tapersawn • Historically the preeminent and preferred species of wood used to manufacture shakes and shingles. • Pro - Tight-grained and virtually saturated with tannic acid — a natural preservative, red cedar is a tough, long-lasting material. • Pro - They have high weather resistance properties and a high resistance to moisture. This makes them ideal for roofing in areas of high humidity • Con - seaside climate takes a harsher toll on the appearance of red cedar, causing it to turn black and blotchy
Pinnacle Roofing and Siding of New England
Answer: Cedar
Explanation: Cedar is more durable to the elements and insects.
Answer: Cedar
Explanation: Cedar is strong and durable.
True Home Exteriors
Answer: Cedar
Explanation: If installed right will outlast the rest.
Todd's Roofing & Siding
Answer: Cedar
Explanation: Cedar shingles are very durable and are very attractive and can last thirty to forty years when installed correctly.
Whittington Construction Co
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