Natural Wood Shake


Wood Singles and Shakes

Wood shingles and shakes made from rot resistant woods have low fire resistance unless treated.

  • Materials: Commonly made of cedar, but can also be made of other rot resistant woods, such as redwood.
  • Appearance: Gives natural look, weathers to a silvery gray. Available in sawn shingles or thicker split shakes.
  • Eco-Friendly: Made from natural materials.
  • Durability: Short lifespan and requires periodic maintenance.
  • Weight: Moderate in weight.
  • Slope: Can be used on moderate to steep sloped roofs.
  • Fire & Wind: Good wind resistance, poor fire resistance (can be treated with a fire retardant).
  • Cost: Moderate.

 

Product Weight/Square Lifespan Cost/Square Cost/Year
Asphalt (3-tab) 190-250 lb. 20-25yr. $250-$350 $4-$8
Asphalt (laminated) 240-340 lb. 30-50 yr. $275-$400 $4-$10
Metal (coated steel) 80-150 lb. 30-50 yr. $500-$750 $5-$15
Plastic Polymer 70-300 lb. 50+ yr. $400-$650 $7-$13
Clay Tile 600-1,800 lb. 50+ yr. $800-$1,000 $13-$20
Concrete Tile 550-1,000 lb. 50+ yr. $550-$700 $5-$10
Slate 800-1,000 lb. 75+ yr. $1,100-$2,000 $10-$20
Wood (cedar) 200-350 lb. 15-25 yr. $500-$700 $14-$30