WOOD (Meeker) Cedar Shakes
- Moderate life span (20 to 30 yrs.).
- High resistance to wind (110 mph).
- Can be installed over spaced sheathing (less expensive to Builders),
- Easier to find leaks because of spaced decking,
- Aesthetically pleasing,
- 30 yr. Warranty, on some manufacturers
- Fire rating available.
- Moderate hail resistance. Best resistance next to Tile roofs (Haag report).
- Does not come standard with fire rating.
- Homeowners perceptions due to false reports and cheaper material used
in the past wood has received an undue bad reputation,
- Moderate price.
Wood roofing from a major manufacture, as used by most major roofers in KC, are covered by a 30 yr. manufacture's warranty. These warranties have the following exclusions.
- Winds in excess of hurricane force (approx.. 130 mph)
- Transferable 1 time only.
- Consequential damages not covered.
- Only covers shakes, no felt, metal, labor, etc.
- 40 Yr. warranty is available on premium shakes.