Shake roofing is a leading choice for homeowners who are looking for that traditional look. Shake roofs blend well with rustic environments and complement the surrounding landscape of homes that are set in a wooded environment. Cedar is the most popular material used in the manufacture of shake roof products.
As with any natural product, Shake roofing begins as a tree and is sawn from the heartwood. One drawback of a wood roof is that it almost always requires an experienced or professional individual for installation. If not installed correctly a wood roof will not wear properly and can result in damage to the residence below.
Pressure treated wood roofing is the smart choice as it will wear longer and require significantly less maintenance that non pressure treated. Another consideration when looking at a Shake roof is the increased fire danger. For this reason you may be required to purchase a product with a specific fire rating. Check with you local municipality to see if there are restrictions on Shake roof as some communities do not allow them.
If you think a Cedar Shake roof is right for you, come into one of our branch locations and speak with one of our product specialists. They will answer any questions you may have, provide you with samples, and assist you in choosing the right material for your project.