Cedar shingles / Guides

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...shingles: Asphalt shingles © Ecohome We’ll start with shingles to get it out of the way, because choosing an eco-friendly, durable roof covering starts first with dismissing any idea of installing asphalt shingles. High-embodied energy, rarely if ever recycled, they deteriorate rapidly with UV rays, emit solv...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...cedar siding: Due to the size of shingles and the cost of cedar, you can expect to pay around $27 to $40 per square foot installed. Lifespan of cedar siding: In and around 50 years, much longer with treated shingles and proper installation. Note: In this writer's experience, a step that is often missed in the ins...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...cedar siding and roofing: the exterior cladding of walls and roofs was done using steel, with the gable end walls finished with local cedar. Both are very durable and both are recyclable at the end of their functional life. Metal is an energy intensive material to extract, but it has a very long and durable lifespan an...