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At Sherpa Roofing, we are proud of the Cedar Shake roofing work we do. From cedar shake tile replacement to new cedar roof installations, we are the ones to call! We are proud to be a high-quality team using high-quality cedar materials. Take a look at some of our completed cedar shake roof replacement and installation projects in the Seattle Area.

What are Cedar Shingles? 

Cedar shingles are uniformly sawn for a consistent and even thickness and provide a uniform machine-like look.  Shingles are used for both sidewalls and roofing.

What are Cedar Shakes? 

Shakes are thicker than shingles. Cedar shakes are split off while shingles are sawn smooth on both sides and cut tapered. Generally, cedar shakes are more durable and last longer than shingles because they are thicker and made from premium wood.

One of the most important functional differences between cedar shakes and cedar shingles is that shingles are milled more precisely than shakes. Cedar shakes are more irregular, and do not lay as flat (When installed on your roof). This creates gaps which can be penetrated by wind blown precipitation so professional installation is a must. It can become a little more costly than other shingles.

Cedar Roof Replacement Features & Benefits:
  • Naturally beautiful and adds curb appeal
  • Extremely durable & of the highest quality
  • Sustainable & natural
  • Environmentally friendly (compared to asphalt shingles)
  • Natural variety of wood shake shingles