Traditional wood shake shingles deliver character that is matched by no other roofing type product. They have declined in popularity in Florida is due to their life expectancy and the fire hazards they pose. Wood Shake roofing is a good choice in the northern states and cooler climates, but do not usually last more than 15 years in Florida.
If you want shake style roof, we offer the best alternatives to wood shake that are superior to wood shake roofing.
In recent years, high pressure molded poly composite roofing has earned a reasonabe reputation in the market. Poly composite roofing perfectly replicates the textures of weatherd shake roofing will not rot, crack, split or warp , and does not need wood’s chemical upkeep. Charming colors and subtle shade variations create an inviting, authentic look in every piece. Additional processes in the installation of our poly composite roofing mitigates fire risk too, fitting harmoniously into communities that prohibit wood shake roofing or require Class A fire rated roofing.
Without a doubt the most common Shake Style roofs in Florida are made made from concrete. Our standard concrete shake roofing offers the look of traditional heavy hand-split cedar shakes, molded to deliver a true realistic wood appearance. Unlike natural wood shakes, concrete shake roofing is Class A fire-rated and in this environment will significantly outlast any of the above shake style roofing products.
The most practical and durable shake style roofing Is woithout question Canyon Shake stone-coated galvalume steel, guaranteed for 50 years. A2 Roofing installers are factory trained installers of Gerard - the world's leading manufacturer of stone-coated steel tile roofing. Unlike all previously mentioned products, Gerard roofing is a dry-underdeck roofing system delivering increased beauty, durability and energy efficiencies, and eliminating any future repair maintenance costs. In most areas all Gerard stone-coated metal roofing systems qualify for insurance discounts, because metal does not burn. No wonder Canyon Shake tiles have become preferred alternatives in areas prohibiting natural shake roofs.