Are Composite Shakes in Your Roof’s Future?

You don’t need a magical crystal ball or a palm reader to know if your house needs a new roof. If you have cedar shake roofing, just go outside and look up. Curling, dry cedar roofing shakes or cedar roof shingles with insect infestations are a sure sign that you’ll soon be looking for a new roof.

Sometimes signs are more obvious, like the lightning strike that damaged the previous natural shake roof on the home in this video. Thanks to homeowner research and an award-winning installation by Walsh Roofing, this home is now protected by a DaVinci Class A Fire Rated composite shake roof.

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Composite Shakes Grow in Popularity

At DaVinci Roofscapes, we have a prediction to make. If you’re in the market for a cedar shake alternative roof, you’ll end up loving our synthetic shake roofing product. You may even Swing, Shag, Shuffle and Shake!

Our simulated shake roofing gives you the shake look you want, without the hassles of popping nails, curling shakes and insect infestations. Our Class A Fire Rated composite shake also frees you from worrying about flame spread. And, as a bonus, DaVinci lightweight roofing solutions are also impact-rated so you can say farewell to concerns about high winds, hail and severe weather damage.

This roof, which is made of Class A Fire Rated composite shake, will protect the home for decades to come. When you’re ready to start your composite shake roof research, start with DaVinci and these terrific looking composite shake products to create your next designer roof!

  • DaVinci Multi-Width Shake: Available in 9″, 8″, 7″, 6″ and 4″ widths that can be installed in a non-repeating fashion in either a straight or staggered pattern. A deep 5/8″ profile has both wavy and straight grains throughout the blend to create enviable shadow lines.
  • DaVinci Single-Width Shake: 9″ shake alternative tiles resemble hand-split cedar shake roofing. The 5/8″ profile deepens shadow lines replicate real cedar roofing.
  • Bellaforté Shake: The 12″ tile width with multiple profiles simulates a multi-width, staggered rough hewn wood shake. And, at 1″ average tile thickness, Bellaforté Shake designer roof tiles are reminiscent of natural jumbo shakes.
  • Select Shake features multi-width tiles (8″ and 10″ widths) with an authentic look of real cedar shakes. Tiles are 22″ long with a hefty 5/8″ thickness. A simulated keyway gives the appearance of 4″ and 6″ width shakes placed together for a realistic shake appearance.