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At Action 1 Roofing, we’re glad to help customers who are looking for more information about wood roofing. While this may not be as commonly seen as asphalt, it’s still a popular choice today for its durability and longevity. When it comes to choosing a type of wood roof, your options are either wood shake or wood shingles. The type you have installed will depend on your budget, the size of your property, the look you want, and the performance you desire.

What are Wood Shakes?

Wood shakes are hand-split roofing materials that have a rough and textured finish. They are thick due to the way they are made, which lends to the scattered appearance these have to offer. While these are still made by hand, recent developments have made it possible for these to be created by a machine. The machine still leaves one side rough while the other is smooth for easy installation.

Color Options and Design for Wood Shake Roofs

If you’re choosing classic wood shake cut straight from a tree, then your color options will be limited to the natural color of the wood. Fortunately, the natural color variations and tones in wood provide a beautiful appearance without any extra work.

If you’re planning on choosing engineered wood shake, then you’ll have many more color options. This can include green, blue, red, black, gray, taupe, white, and many others. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these types of shake shingles are not made from wood. Fortunately, the way they are manufactured makes them look nearly identical to the real thing.

Cost of Wood Shake Roofs

Wood shake generally costs more than wood shingles, although the price is worth it if you desire a more natural look on your home. On average, the price can range from $600 to $700 per square, installed. The price will vary based on the type of wood, size of your home, accessibility of roof, pitch/slope, and labor required.

Benefits of Wood Shake Roofs



Thanks to the thickness and natural resiliency of wood, you can expect shake to protect your home from rain, snow, hail, wind, and extreme sun.


Wood shakes are environmentally friendly because they are made out of natural wood. They’re biodegradable and can be used for many different things after they’ve reached the end of life on your roof.


Naturally Insulates

Cedar will naturally insulate your property to help lower energy bills throughout the year.

Hire an Expert Team for Wood Shakes Roofing

After discussing what you want out of your wood shingle roof, we look to our roofing partners to find the one that will help you the best. We make sure the companies we partner with do full inspections before any work begins so they can provide the most accurate estimate possible. The inspection may include looking at your existing materials, the ceiling inside your home, and the roof itself.

If you have questions about having wood shakes or shingles installed, let us know. Our team at Action 1 Roofing is here to help you learn more about your options and how an inspection will help.

If you need to have your wood shingle or shake roof repaired, you can call our team at Action 1 Roofing for help. Let us know what your concerns are and any signs of damage you may have seen. Talk with one of our roofing contractors to get the expert help you need today. We thoroughly vet each of our partners to ensure they can take care of any and all wood shake and wood shingle repairs you could need.
Replacement and Re-Roof
Replacing your existing roof and installing a wood shingle or wood shake roof can be a lot of work. Fortunately, we’re able to help you take care of the project every step of the way. Speak with one of our trusted roofing company partners that can remove your old roof and install the new one with attention to detail.

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