Cedar Shakes and Shingles
Wood shake roof systems that are properly designed and installed are known for their longevity, performance, and beauty. The highest quality shakes available in the Ohio and Kentucky markets are western red cedar shakes that are certified by the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau. These shakes are branded as Certi-Label shakes and shingles. Western red cedar trees are the preferred source for roofing material because they live up to 1500 years and are extremely durable. Cedar that is harvested on the east coast (near sea level) grows faster than western red cedar but is less dense and not a good product for roofing.