Wood Shake / Cedar Shake Style

Real wood shake shingles have been used on homes for a very long time and have a high-end and classic look. They generally last much longer than asphalt shingles. However, many wood shakes do not hold up as well as some modern roofing materials, can be destroyed by hailstones, and pose a fire hazard. Many insurance companies will not insure buildings with real wood shake roofing. Thus, real wood shakes have declined in popularity over the past several decades. However, homeowners still can obtain this same timeless look through a variety of state-of-the-art stone coated steel, stamped metal, composite, and concrete products. Nevertheless, Roofing Force still installs and repairs a number of real wood shake roofs every year. Our roofing experts in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Arkansas are happy to help you find the right product with the right look for your home.

Composite Shake

This synthetic polymer composite material perfectly replicates the colors and textures of weathered shake roofing, but it will not rot, crack, split or warp, and does not need wood’s chemical upkeep. This product has excellent energy efficiencies, and fantastic excellent hail, wind, fire, ice dam and earthquake resistances.  Although it is one of the more expensive options, it is the most reaistic looking alternative to real shake. Roofing Force installs the following composite shake shingles:  DaVinci (Multi-Width, Single Width, and Select Shake); Brava (Cedar Shake); CeDUR (Cedar Shake); Enviroshake (Enviroshake, Enviroshingle, and Evirocool). Learn More About Composite Polymer Roofing.

Concrete Shake

Roofing Force offers a number fantastic looking concrete and lightweight concrete shake products.  These products have an excellent lifespan and provide great energy efficiency and good wind fire and ice dam resistances.  However, these products can be heavy and may require reinforced framing. Concrete may not be as good as other alternatives in high hail impact areas or be as good as other products in an earthquake.  Also, great caution needs to be made to prevent breakage and slippage when walked on. Roofing Force installs Newpoint (Westlake Royal) concrete shake.

Stamped Metal Shake

The Stamped Steel Shake panels that Roofing Force installs are painted with a special Alunar Coating System and have a smooth rather than granular look. Roofing Force is the exclusive installer of Future Roofing Shake roofing products in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. These metal shakes will never crack, spit, burn or blow off, and come in a variety of colors. All Future Roofing Systems come standard with a Lifetime Limited Non-Prorated Transferable Warranty.

Stone Coated Steel Shake

The most practical and durable shake style roofing is stone coated steel shake. These great looking, modern products are very lightweight, have an excellent lifespan and fantastic hail, wind, fire, ice dam and earthquake resistances. However, only the edges of the tiles should be walked upon. Roofing Force installs the following stone coated steel shake products: Unified Steel Stone Coated Roofing (Pine-Crest Shake), Decra (Shake XD, Shake), Tilcor Roofing Systems (Craftsman Shake, CF Shake), Varitile (Shake,iShake) and Roser (Stonewood). Learn More About Stone Coated Steel Roofing.