Interested in a shake-style roof for your home? Let’s back up a minute. You’ve heard the terms shake and shingle. What’s the difference?
Let’s start with the basics: A shake is a wooden shingle made from split logs. This is wood split by hand on one or both sides. Wood shingles, on the other hand, are machine cut from a block of wood. Both shakes and shingles come from some type of tree: pine, cypress, redwood or cedar. Wood shakes are thicker than wood shingles, and they are also tapered on all sides. Both can be treated to be fire resistant.
Wood shake vs. synthetic shake
Synthetic – or composite – roofing is a popular home-covering choice for many reasons:
- Performance: Highly durable, synthetic shake roofing will not split, crack, peel, blister, or warp.
- Make-up: Composite roofing shingles are made up of a mixture of common roofing materials, such as shake, slate, laminate and wood.
- Features: Synthetic shake roofing is moss and algae resistance and has a natural UV-block.
- Eco-friendly: It’s also made partly from recycled materials
- Variety: Synthetic shake roofing is available in many different colors, sizes, and even shapes
- Cost: Its price is in line with the prices of most other roof shingle types.
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