WOOD SHAKE ROOFING
Cedar shakes and shingles:
Cedar shakes and shingles have been used for roof coverings for hundreds of years. In fact, no other roofing material is imitated more often than cedar. Cedar shakes and shingles have long been the choice for discerning homeowners, builders, and architects seeking to enhance the beauty and value of any home. Furthermore, unlike some synthetic or manufactured roofing products, cedar brings an element of natural warmth and charm to both residential and commercial buildings.
However, the benefits of cedar extend far beyond the aesthetic qualities inherent in shakes and shingles. In fact, the choice of cedar shakes or shingles is an environmentally sound one. Cedar is a fully renewable resource and, as a result of concerted reforestation efforts, cedar reserves are increasing every year. Cedar products also require less energy to produce than most roofing products and are fully biodegradable.
Cedar shakes are a popular choice for many architectural designs and styles. Due to their thickness and texture, shakes are often used to achieve a rustic and natural look. However, it is not uncommon to see cedar shakes on even the most modern of buildings. Cedar shingles are thinner than shakes and produce a crisp and uniform appearance. Cedar shingles are also a popular selection for siding applications.