Shake Roof

Shake Roof Installation For Chicago,
Including North Shore & Surrounding Area

Beautiful, Rustic, & Naturally Appealing Shake Roofs

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Cedar shakes have a historic and natural appeal that is hard to match. If you were able to visit Chicago neighborhoods 100 years ago, you would have seen that this was the most common choice. That’s why so many people love the tradition and good feeling of shake roofing.

Adding more to the appeal of real cedar shingles and shakes are their natural, rustic appearance. Shingles, the thinner of the two, have smooth, sawn surfaces. Shakes may be either sawn or hand-split for a more rugged appearance.

Important Information About Wood Shingle Or Shake Roofs You Should Know:

  • In fire-prone areas, wood shingles and shakes may require pressure treatment with fire retardant or may be forbidden entirely.
  • In humid climates, where fungus and mildew can be a problem, wood roofs should be treated with a fungicide after the first year (you can also buy types pretreated with preservatives).
  • Wood shingles are available in a variety of shapes, including fish- scale, cove, and V-cut patterns.
  • Wood shakes, with deeply grooved textures that allow for air circulation, may be applied over solid sheathing with interlays of 30-pound roofing felt. Some shakes may be applied over open sheathing.

BEST-4-U Gives You The REAL Info You Need To Make A Smart Decision

You may have heard of concerns about wood shingles and shakes not lasting as long as they used to (this is because old trees are gone and new products are made from faster growing, new trees). You might have also heard that this is not the “greenest” option because preservative-treated wood cannot be recycled. And wasps and other attic intruders can be a problem with this kind of roof.

These concerns do have some validity, and BEST-4-U is always honest about the benefits and drawbacks of your roofing options.

Here’s A Great Solution For Shake Roofs For Chicago Area Homeowners

If you want the beautiful, rustic appearance of a shake roof but without the drawbacks, you might consider synthetic or metal shakes. These choices mimic the beauty of wood shakes, but also all the durable benefits of metal or synthetic roofing.

Manufacturers offer a variety of products which resemble wood shakes, but don’t fade or change color over time. Additionally, many are covered with Lifetime/50 year warranties.

The Best Consultation & Quote

As with other specialty roofing options, it is very important to talk with a roofer that will be honest about the pros and cons of the choice. We strongly believe that homeowners should be given the choice between real shake roofing and synthetic options.

BEST-4-U is the A+ Rated Chicago Roofing Company that will give you a free consultation and a fair and reasonable quote on shake roofing.

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