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Old 12-16-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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cost difference -- asphalt vs. cedar roof


Im going to be getting some quotes but can anyone provide some perspective or rules-of-thunb on the cost differential of an asphalt roof -- assume some nice architectural shingles like Timberline -- and a cedar shingle roof?

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cost difference -- asphalt vs. cedar roof


Probably 2X is a safe bet.

Be sure the venting is done right on the Cedar.

If it were me, I would look into some of synthetic or metal cedar shake equivalents.

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Or even the recycled rubber slate looking shingles.
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cost difference -- asphalt vs. cedar roof


Is this a new construction roof or a re-roof ?
If a re-roof, what is on it now ?
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sorry its a new roof on new construction and I'm in bergen county in Northern NJ! thanks guys.
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theres going to be a pretty big difference for the labr, cedar shingls are much slower to install than asphalt.. also stainless steel nails or staples cost much more . as they are need to ensure they dont bleed
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If its new construction, look at one of he synthetic options such as DaVinci or one of the metal options.

They are much more permanent than wood these days.
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Cedar also means big insurance premiums, around here anyway.

3-4x asphalt cost to do it right, using premium shakes and all the accessories.

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