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.
  • Hail.