Dormer in roof of house with cedar shingles.

Top 6 Most Popular Roof Materials: Wood Shingles/Shake

This blog article is part of an ongoing series we’re running on the Guardian Roofs website. As you can probably ascertain from the title, it’s about the top 6 most popular roof materials. We decided to publish this blog series to inform our customers about all their roof material options and help them make wise decisions about all their commercial and residential roof projects. As always, for more personalized assistance and advice, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule your free consultation and estimate by calling (714) 633-3619 or emailing service@guardianroofs.com. We look forward to assisting you with all your roof needs anywhere in Southern California.

The roof materials we have already covered in this blog series are as follows. Feel free to click each subject to read the full blog articles:

Today we’re highlighting another popular roof material throughout the US, including here in Southern California – wood shingles/shake.

Advantages of Wood shingles and shake

Wood shingles and shake have been popular roof materials for hundreds of years. Wood shakes are hand-made, so they have a more rustic look than wood shingles, which are usually cut by a machine. Add a distinctive look to your home with wood shingles or shake and you’ll really make an excellent impression. Wood shingles are totally natural – they’re usually made from cedar, redwood, and southern pine trees.

Wood shingles and shake roofs look incredible on bungalow, Cape Cod, cottage, Craftsman, and Tudor-style homes. Wood shingle and shake roofs will last about 25-30 years.

Drawbacks of Wood shingles and shake

Wood shingles and shake can sometimes make your roof more susceptible to fires. Some areas even prohibit the use of wood shingles and shake in roofs. We recommend purchasing Class A fire-rated wood roofing products that include shingles treated with a fire-resistant coating for maximum protection.

If you live in a wet climate, you may decide against purchasing a wood shingle or shake roof because it can mold, split, or rot over time.

Want to know more?

If you love the look of wood shingle or shake roofs, find out how much it would cost to upgrade your roof today! We’ll be happy to send one of our roof experts over to your home to evaluate your current roof, discuss your roof upgrade options with you, and give you a complete estimate for all roof services.

Guardian Roofs is here for all your roof needs throughout Southern California. We’ve installed, maintained, and repaired thousands of roofs on commercial and residential properties over the years. Come discover why we’re Southern California’s most trusted roof company – better yet, we’ll come to you! Schedule your free in-home consultation and estimate now by calling (714) 633-3619 or emailing service@guardianroofs.com. Talk soon!

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