Cedar Shake Shingles

Charm & Appeal All-in-One

Shake roofs stand out, they are noticeable even at a distance, with their unique texture and classical look this roof system is in a class of its own. Although not recommended for all homes, this set up is sure to impress the neighborhood.
Like all roof systems and materials, they do come with their own distinct advantages and disadvantages.

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The Pros

Like mentioned above, shakes have a beauty to them that is unmatched in the residential world, and their uniqueness makes them ideal for any home that wants to stand out. If they get dirty or streak, they can be power washed and even chemically treated if need be with little no no affect on its lifespan. Since the material is made from cedar they are as reliable as they are resilient, easy lasting 30+ years if properly installed and maintained. They are naturally eco friendly, and when they are removed they won’t sit in a landfill for years as they will naturally decompose and disappear into the soil. Another added benefit from shakes is that they are durable as they can easily shrug off storms, hail, snow, and high winds.

The Cons

Beauty does come at a price, and the price for this type of system is noticeably steeper than that of an asphalt shingle roof. The cost of replacing and maintaining a shake roof is also an issue for those who don’t want to spend more than their budget allows. Especially since this type of roof recommends periodic treatments to maintain its presentable condition and life. Shakes, like all wooden material, may be treated to become flame retardant, but by no means will it ever be fire-proof. Also in the rain this roof will become slick, and it is almost impossible to have people working on it after a rainstorm as the shakes may swell up with water and not allow for much grip.

Special Kind of Roof

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This roof is not for everyone as it can be a costly investment, but for anyone who wants to have a stand-out kind of roof with a classic looks that’s sure to last for years, this roof is for you.
There are alternatives to shakes that have the same aesthetics at a reduced cost, find out if Enviroshakes are a better alternative for you.

This roof requires a special touch to install, and even more to repair, and we at Affordable Roofing have trained crews to help you get this roof on your home. From installation to treatment to tear-off, we stand ready to get you started!

CALL AT 630 898 3230 OR — USE OUR HANDY ONLINE ESTIMATE REQUEST FORM, AND WE CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR SHAKE RELATED QUESTIONS!