Do you prefer the rustic look for your home? Then, wood shake shingles might be just the roofing material for you.

7 Advantages of Wood Shake Shingles

Wood Shake Shingles make quite the impression and provide a natural look many homeowners love. Not only are they beautiful, but installing wood shingles has many advantages.

Weather Resistant

Wood shingles are highly resilient against extreme weather conditions. Since the average shake is thicker than metal or asphalt, it has superior impact resistance.


Wood is naturally durable and weather-resistant to water, ultraviolet rays, insects, and moss. They are even resistant to fire, fungi, and bugs with added treatments.


With a multitude of finishing options, wood shingles offer flexibility. Do you want a particular wood stain color? You got it. How about having them oiled and painted? Yep. The sky is the limit with them.


They provide strength and stability to your roof. Even under the strain of humidity, wood shake shingles maintain their original form and dimensions. The inert composition of natural wood shakes prevents shrinkage and gives them a durability level that matches asphalt roofing. Overall, they improve your roof strength when properly installed.

Superior Insulator

Wood is a natural insulator. For that reason, wood shake shingles ensure warmer indoor temperatures in the winter and naturally cool in the summer. If you want to increase your home’s energy efficiency, wood shingles are an excellent choice.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Wood shakes are arguably the most attractive roofing system you can install on your home. You can’t match the authentic appearance and natural texture of wood. As a bonus, they look better as they age. Who doesn’t love that?

100% Bio-Degradable

Wood shakes are 100% bio-degradable and can be reused for anything from stove fuel to art pieces. Few discarded shakes ever end up in landfills.

Wood shake shingles can provide a unique look to your home. We have several options: western red cedar, cypress, pine, and redwood. Or get the shake look in a composite or metal shingle. Whatever your roofing needs, Perry Roofing Company is here to help. Contact us for a FREE estimate.

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