The Polyurethane Difference

Polyethylene makes a good roofing product, many high end synthetic/composite roofing materials are composed of polyethylene. CeDUR is composed of polyurethane. Polyurethane is very light weight, adds insulation value to a home, and allows CeDUR to incorporate a proprietary fire retardant that is manufactured directly into the final product.

In the event of a fire, flames spread from roof to roof, with embers from the fire being a major cause of traveling fire damage. CeDUR's proprietary technology will self extinguish flames and does not allow a flame to propagate on the surface of the roof.

Natural wood cedar shakes ignite at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. During CeDUR’s Class A burning brand test at a certified burn center, CeDUR reached temperatures as high as 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit without igniting.

Unlike most roofing materials that require a fire resistant underlayment during installation to achieve the Class A Fire Rating, the CeDUR product itself is Class A Fire Rated. In terms of installation, you can lay CeDUR shakes down on top of 30# felt and you have a Class A Fire Rated roofing system. 

CeDUR is the perfect alternative for homeowners and industry professionals looking for a fire safe wood shake roofing alternative. CeDUR is also a trusted alternative to asphalt shingles, polymer, composite, and synthetic roof materials. Using a roofing material that self-extinguishes flames in the event of a fire has the potential to save properties and save lives. This fire retardant technology is patented and proprietary to CeDUR.

If you are interested in learning more about our fire retardant roofing materials reach out to us online or by phone at (720) 974-9200.

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