History of Cedar

The History of Authentic Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar has always been the natural choice, from it’s early use by West Coast natives for everything from roofs and walls to baskets and clothing. Early pioneer settlers also found cedar to be the ultimate building product.

Beautiful, strong, durable, straight splitting cedar was used to create comfortable warm homes in short order. As time went on, shake and shingle mills developed cedar into the ultimate roofing material, expanding it’s local use to todays worldwide acceptance and distribution.

As cedar has proven itself over the last 150 years to be the finest roofing product available, it has become the benchmark for quality and performance. It is no surprise that man made imitators seeking market acceptance for look-alike alternatives attempt to emulate the beauty and performance of real cedar roofing, even to the point of using our cedar shingle and shake product names.

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