Wood shake or wood shingle roofs are made from redwood or cedar logs. The main draw of homeowners to this type of roof covering is the aesthetic appeal and use of natural materials. In addition, shake roofs have the durability to stand up to high winds and hail.
Because natural wood is used, shake roofs are particularly susceptible to damage from heat and water, which can lead to cracking and rotting. Consistent maintenance is needed to keep a shake roof in good condition. Clearing your roof of leaves and other debris, along with periodic wood preservation treatments will help extend the life of your shake roof for up to 40 years.