Cedar shakes provide a luxurious look and are perfect for up-scale neighborhoods or historical homes. It’s difficult to beat the style of a new, natural cedar roof. If you are re-doing a traditional, older house, cedar roofing is probably the most historically appropriate choice.
Cedar shakes offer more energy efficiency and lowered monthly bills. Because they are an incredible insulator they retain warmth during the winter while reflecting heat during the summer. This will ensure that your heating and air conditioning (along with your monthly bills) aren’t going through the roof.