Cedar Shake Roofing
Cedar shakes and cedar shingles have been the predominate roofing material in the Northwest and Seattle region for several decades. These two types of cedar products are the most common, they present a similar look but are completely different types of materials. Both are cut from Western Red Cedar trees, but cedar shingles are sawn on both sides and thinner at the butt than cedar shakes.
- Heavy and Jumbo Shakes
- Recycle All Tear Offs
- Maintenance Programs Available
Cedar shakes are the most common in the Seattle area and surrounding region, they are hand split and come in 2 main styles: Medium and Heavy grade. The medium grade measure nominal 1/2″ at the butt, while the Heavy grade measures nominal 3/4″ at the butt. There is also a Jumbo grade that is nominal 1″ at the butt.
There has been a sharp rise in the cost of cedar shake roofs which has contributed to many Seattle homeowners looking for an alternative roofing product. There will always be a place for cedar shake roofs, especially for those that appreciate their beauty and splendor.
- Renewable Resource
- High wind Resistance
- High Insulation Value
- High Impact Resistance
- Use of Scarce Old Growth Cedar
- Vulnerable to Organic Compounds
- Steep Prices
- High Maintenance
- Short Life spans