Wooden “Shake” Roofing systems are one of the most tried and true methods of roofing; these systems have been used for 1000’s of years. Each wooden “shake” roof is unique to the next and is what the “architectural” style of shingles tries to immolate. They are unique because each shake is cut to different thicknesses and widths. Using cedar as the wood for a “shake” roof is most common because of its durability and the rustic look it gives a home as it weathers.
This type of roofing system will require more underlayment to protect against leakage and requires more maintenance; for the beautiful aesthetic look that a wooden shake roof gives, this is a small trade-off. If maintained properly, a wooden shake roof can last over 50 years.
Call Sunrise Roofing today for a quote on your cedar shake roof!