Wood Shake Shingles - Roof Worx Cedar Shake Roofing CONTACT US OUR WORK Before Installing a Cedar roof on your property, there are few things to consider.

Cedar Wood Shake Roofing Systems

Commonly found on multifamily properties, cedar shake roofs are the perfect mix of tradition and modern aesthetics. At Roofworx, our skilled roofing contractors can install and repair your cedar wood shake roof with ease.

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Original Use

When these roofs were installed years ago, they were installed over spaced plank decking that allowed the roof to breath naturally from the attic space to the outside. Due to the potential fire risk, this type of decking installation is typically no longer allowed which has inherently thinned out the remaining cedar shake roofs in the region. Even though the decking installation is now solid sheathing without spaces, some homeowners and businesses have attempted to keep the roofing and have installed them over a solidly sheathed surface. This has created problems since the cedar shake roofing originally were designed to breathe and vent naturally.


Unfortunately, cedar shake roofing based shingles are no longer widely accepted as a roofing material and are commonly replaced with tile, metal, composites or high grade asphalt shingles. Even though these old cedar shake shingles were treated and held a fire rating, there have been enough instances where the roofing material has combusted to shadow this product in insecurities, making it less than ideal for multifamily complex application

Mostand City Jurisdictions have stopped allowing cedar shakes to be installed in the Denver and Front Range regions. As such, our roof contractors are finding that many property owners are forgoing repairs and instead investing in complete multifamily roof replacements to protect their investments.

If your jurisdiction is forcing you to replace your Cedar Wood Shake Roofing, please call Roof Worx to discuss your Denver roofing options. It is important to fix these roofs before an incident occurs; Roof Worx offers options tailored to your property’s needs and can help replace your roof quickly.

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Call Roof Worx today, your local roofing contractor, at (303) 353-1825 to schedule a FREE inspection and estimate for your property. Roof Worx is your trusted Roofer, providing roofing, gutters, siding, windows, solar systems and free roofing inspections. Give us a call today and let us show you the Roof Worx – local Roofing Contractor difference!