Which Type of Metal Roof Is Best?

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

A Metal Shake Roof Brings Lifetime Quality and Prestige to Your Home

Classic Metal Roofing – Environmentally Friendly

A Metal Shake Roof simulates shake – a wooden shingle that is made from split logs. Usually made from red cedar, it is known for its durable, decay-resistant qualities as well as its wonderful scent. A cedar Shake Roof has been used for roofing since King Solomon’s days. When America was settled, cedar trees were plentiful so cedar shake roofs became quite prevalent in the Colonies.

In the early 19th century, steam-powered sawmills created shingles. Shingle mills made possible the production of uniform shingles in mass quantities. These changes increased the popularity of architectural styles such as Carpenter Gothic and Queen Anne that used shingles to great effect.

Our Country Manor Shake Is an Investment-Grade Metal Roof that Provides Beauty, Protection, and Increased Value to Your Home.

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Environmentally Friendly Metal Shake Roof Materials

In today’s era, machine-made synthetics have enabled Roofing Shingles to be made into a Metal Shake Roof. With a long-standing reputation for performance, longevity, versatility and beauty, they offer a lightweight alternative to traditional shake products; yet at the same time resemble cedar’s natural warmth and visually satisfying richness. These roofs are environmentally friendly (made from recycled materials), and are aesthetically comparable to cedar shake roofs.

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Cedar Shake Roofs vs. Metal Shake Roofs

  • 1.    A  Shake Roof lasts 8-25 years; a Metal Shake Roof lasts 60 years or more.
  • 2.    Cedar shakes require more maintenance and repair than any other type of roof; Metal Shake Roofs are virtually maintenance free.
  • 3.    For cedar shake roofing, an average 4 re-roofs will add almost 40 tons of toxic waste to our landfill system; Metal Shake Roofs are totally recyclable and never end up in a landfill.
  • 4.    Most cedar shake roofs are not covered under a warranty; a Metal Shake Roof comes with a true 30-50 year warranty.

A timeless quality that makes red cedar shake roofs popular with discriminating architects, builders and homeowners, can be acquired with your new Metal Shake Roofing system, with even greater benefits – durability at an economical price.

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