"I am a great enthusiast of wood products, it adds such a luxurious and warm look to a home which the fake and mass produced roofing products can't offer. I'm really glad that the wood industry has come up with a product that can offer this level of protection to their product. I believe this has been a great evolution to the building material industry".
Brandon Meyer(Fort Worth, Texas)
Cedar Shakes and Shingles...the Renewable choice.
Quote from: Patrick Moore (Greenpeace Cofounder / Forest Ecologist):
"When it comes to building materials, wood is the only material that is
renewable. Steel, concrete, plastic, and aluminum are all non-renewable resources;
and in particular require a lot more energy and emit a lot more greenhouse gasses
in their manufacturing. So far as an environmentally friendly building product,
wood is the clear leader. One of the most sustainable things about western red
cedar is that when it is harvested, virtually 100% of it goes either to lumber,
shakes & shingles, pulp & paper, or energy into mills that make these
products. One of the great things about choosing shakes & shingles is that
it makes you part of the renewable cycle using a product that is designed by
THE FACTS: Every building product we use, including
wood, steel, aluminum, plastic and concrete, comes from
a natural resource.
From these building materials,
wood is the most energy conserving and is the only material that
is 100% reusable, recyclable, biodegradable and renewable.
Steel, aluminum, plastic and concrete are frequently thought of as wood substitutes. It
is often incorrectly assumed that using these products will help protect our
forests. But we cannot grow more iron ore to make steel, bauxite to
make aluminum, petroleum to make plastic, or limestone to make concrete. These
materials are mined or extracted from the earth, never to be replaced again. Even recycled
wood substitutes contain large percentages of virgin, nonrenewable materials.
Consider wood for it:
a RENEWABLE RESOURCE.
survives 130 mph hurricane-force winds
has high insulation value - low energy costs
is highly resilient in earthquakes
withstands pounding hailstorms
is aesthetically pleasing, offering lasting
is available with 30+ year warranties
lasts a lifetime with pressure-impregnated fire
guards against decay with pressure preservative treatment
protects the environment - It's ENVIROSMART
Every time we use a product from a nonrenewable resource, we are diminishing
the earth's ability to sustain us. Wood roofing and siding, however
is made form a resource that can be planted, harvested and planted again and
WOOD IS THE CHOICE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
All of the mills that manufacture cedar shakes and shingles contribute to the
replanting and maintaining of our natural resources. The province of British
Columbia has some of the highest standards and toughest regulations in the harvesting
of Western Red Cedar.