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River Run Roofing, LLC
River Run Roofing, LLC
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Sarah Williams
December 27, 2022.
River Run did a wonderful job on our new roof and attic reinforcements. They have a team of polite, efficient hard workers. They were very accommodating and worked with us to fix issues and customize certain pieces. I would recommend them to anyone looking for roof work.
Mark Fair
December 23, 2022.
I would unequivocally recommend River Run Roofing to anyone looking for a roofing contractor. From start to finish, Dave and team were professional and responsive. They did exactly what they said they would on time and at a fair price. Couldn’t be happier with the final product and would call them again in a moments notice for any additional roofing needs. Very pleased.
Jason McGurl
December 22, 2022.
I had river run roofing come out when I noticed a leak in my roof. The crew was very well mannered and friendly. They completed the job quickly and efficiently without cutting quality. River runs attention to detail is unmatched and the costumer service is top notch. I am more than happy with my decision to go with river run roofing and will use them for all of my roofing needs in the future.
Steven Garner
October 10, 2022.
From initial contact to have our churches roof examined and estimated for repairs to scheduling the work done the Daves and Sam were great to work with. I had other contractors give estimates. Some higher, some lower but they didn't seem as knowledgeable or explain all of our options.
Karen Holmes
August 6, 2022.
River Run did an excellent job replacing our roof and skylights! Great bunch of guys. Clean up was phenomenal! Price excellent!
Anne Reynolds
March 3, 2022.
We saw a River Run Roofing (RRR) sign posted in our development after they completed another roofing project. We did not know the resident. So, we checked the reviews online, were impressed and then contacted them. Sam was our salesman. Sam was extremely professional, punctual and honest. We had all intentions of receiving other quotes before committing, but we liked everything about RRR and Sam. We put a deposit down on the spot and had a new roof three weeks later, when the weather improved. Our roof was replaced in two days. No dumpster out front in the street or on our property. They cleaned up each day and removed the old supplies magically in their roofing buggy! We had a handful of neighbors stop and say "I can't believe how fast your roof was completed." Everyone that knows me, knows that I'm extremely obsessive about my lawn and gardens. I must admit that I was a little worried about my property at the start of this project, but I found no damage to the gardens or lawn = IMPRESSIVE. On the second day, the roofing buggy had a hydraulic hose leak in our driveway, leaking a small amount of oil. Sam called me at work to apologized and he picked up a bag of oil-dry to clean up the spill = PROFESSIONAL. We love our new roof, the price and the lifetime guarantee!! My wife and I highly recommend River Run Roofing (RRR) for you project needs! Bob & Anne Reynolds
Frank Sabo
March 1, 2022.
Great company, great work and great communication! Very reasonably priced.

Your Reliable Cedar Roofing Experts in Eastern PA

cedar shake roofing by River Run Roofing

Cedar roofing is an attractive and sturdy option for your roof, giving your home a rustic, countryside look that is impossible to replicate. This lightweight, eco-friendly option is not going to be the cheapest roofing available, but if you’re looking for charm and durability, this could be the roof of your dream home.

When choosing a cedar roofing company to help you with installation and maintenance, look no further than Eastern PA’s trusted roofers, River Run Roofing as your roofing company. Our skilled and trustworthy roofing contractors offer invaluable cedar roofing services and are standing by to provide you with the friendly customer service you expect from local Eastern PA businesses.

Are you interested in a beautiful, natural cedar roof? Contact us today for a free consultation where you’ll receive a personalized quote. We also specialize in asphalt and metal roofing services.

Types of Cedar Roofing

There are two types of cedar roofs that are typically confused by most: cedar shake roofing and cedar shingle roofing.

Cedar Shake vs Cedar Shingle

The main difference between these two types is that cedar shingles are factory cut, so each panel is going to be precisely the same size. Cedar shakes are split by hand and consequently, won’t all be the same.

This may not seem like a big difference, but the decision is an important one because it will change the look of your home. If you want a more rustic look for your roof, cedar shakes will be the way to go. On the other hand, it’s essential that a cedar shake roofer installs the material since they can create gaps due to their non uniformity which can be affected by inclement weather. However, for both options, professional installation by a cedar roofing contractor is highly recommended to ensure the best possible results.

The strength of your cedar roof also depends on the thickness and which part of the tree the wood was cut from. When you’ve got a thick cut of wood, it generally lasts longer, and if your cedar comes from the strongest part of the tree, it will be more durable. Both of these qualities will cost you more and account for the variances in cedar roofing prices.

Both cedar shingles and cedar shakes are lightweight, easy to maintain, energy efficient, and can last up to 25 years. However, cedar shakes are more expensive due to their hand-made manufacturing process.

Need help deciding which cedar roofing option to choose? Call us today at (717) 945-4545 for a free consultation with one of our experienced roofers.

Pros and Cons of Cedar Roofing

Cedar itself is an incredibly durable kind of wood. After all, cedar trees continue to stand tall through bad weather. But, as with anything, there are upsides and downsides to this roofing material.

The Pros

To start with the positives, cedar roofing is an eco-friendly option, making homes more energy efficient. Cedar is a renewable resource and biodegradable, so if your priority is an environmentally friendly roofing material, cedar roofing could be for you. By insulating your house and allowing it to breathe, it’ll also save you on energy costs.

Cedar roofing gives your home a rustic aesthetic that’s truly difficult to match with engineered products, and you’ll also see that cedar roofing lasts longer than some other kinds of roofing, provided that they undergo proper maintenance.

The Cons

One of the concerns with getting cedar roofing is that it can be more prone to issues including fire damage, drying out and cracking, warping, water damage, and pest infestations. It’s suggested to use fire retardant coatings, as well as treatments for any other potential issues, which are all part of the installation process and requiring of regular maintenance. However, keep in mind that some areas don’t allow cedar roofing due to fire concerns even with these precautions.

Depending on the quality of cedar roofing you decide to go with, it won’t be a cheap project. It’s not the most expensive option available, but it’s certainly not your most budget-friendly either. Not only do you have to think about the cost of the cedar shakes or shingles themselves, but they also require demolition of your old roof and installation costs of skilled contractors.

In addition to these initial costs, cedar roofing also needs a fair bit of maintenance to ensure the lifespan. Apart from the previously mentioned coating maintenance, other necessary tasks for cedar roofing include consistent cleaning to remove moss and mildew build-up, and you’ll even need to remove low hanging trees that can contribute to moisture accumulation.

Make the Right Decision Today!

A new cedar roof can really brighten the aesthetic makeup of a home. Ready to get started on your beautiful new cedar roofing? Need to do some maintenance on your cedar roof? Call River Run Roofing’s cedar roof specialists today!

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