Storm Group is Minneapolis’ Top Roofing Company for Wood Shingles
Wooden shakes shingles are typically made from cedar boards and then treated to resist rotting and bug damage. Cedar shingles are uniformly cut pieces of wood, and cedar shakes generally are more imprecise in their shape and cut. Of all the traditional roof coverings, cedar shake is warm, organic, and rustic in a very stylish fashion! Cedar was once very popular for roofing and siding, as resources for old-growth cedar trees were abundant. Over time, that has changed, and today cedar roofing is more of a high-end delicacy of property owners and architects.
Cedar shake shingles usually are tapered (taper sawn), rectangular, and about 16-24 inches long. Edges of the split shake usually are “irregular” by design, giving them a rough-hewn, naturally contoured appearance. More highly processed shake shingles have cleaner edges. These are called “rebutted and re-squared” (R&R) shingles. Different species of wood are used, and shake shingle lengths can vary.
Because wood shake is more susceptible to fires, today’s cedar roofing materials are treated with fire retardant chemicals, making them Class A Fire Rated in many cases.
The great thing about asphalt shingles is that they can give the look of natural wood. In areas where wooden shake shingles is popular, Owens Corning offers Woodmoor® shingles with a thicker appearance than standard shingles and an installed shape of staggered wood shake. Woodmoor® Shingles are designed to transform your home with a rich texture reminiscent of wood shake but with added durability and less maintenance. Plus, these composite roofing products offer high, Class A fire-resistance standards. They also come in several distinctive colors inspired by nature—giving your roof the warm look of real wood.