Alaskan yellow versus red cedar


#1

Yellow is supposed to be harder, denser, and splinter less. What would you guys choose for your own cedar roof between the two? What makes a nicer looking roof?


#2

All I have ever used is western red cedar, usually 18" heavy handsplits.

I have never heard of Alaskan yellow, but people ain’t exactly beating down the door in search of cedar roofs.
They have usually already picked out what they want.
I just try to convince them to go from 1/2" to 3/4".


#3

We do a lot of yellow cedar. It is an upgrade from reds as is going with tapersawns rather than perfs.
very popular on cape cod and the islands even as a sidewall shingle on some high end jobs.