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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 Shingles?

Wood shingles are similar to shake shingles, with the main difference being that they are smooth and thinner in size. This lends to a much more uniform and tied-together appearance on top of the roof, which is ideal for someone who is looking for a polished aesthetic for their home. Most wood shingles are made using machinery, which is why they are able to achieve a smooth and uniform appearance for each piece.

Color Options and Design for Wood Shingle Roofs

Since wood shingles are natural and made of the wood you choose, the color is going to largely depend on the type of wood itself. In some cases, this may mean the wood has a red tone, while for others, it may be more yellow or brown. Fortunately, all colors of wood shingles look beautiful on the roof and blend together beautifully when placed next to each other.

Wood shingles can be cut and installed in many different ways, making it easy to achieve a unique design. Some homeowners will have shingles installed straight and in a uniform design, while others will have theirs cut or installed differently for something unique. You can speak with your roofer about your goals so they can determine what will work best for your home.

Cost of Wood Shingle Roofs

The cost for cedar shingle roofs to be installed can vary based on the size of your home, the design you want, availability of product, repairs, and more. However, the average price for installation ranges from $450 to $900 per square. Although this is a big investment, most homeowners find that it’s worth it for the longevity and beauty that wood shingles have to offer.

Benefits of Wood Shingle Roofs



Wood shingles made with cedar are incredibly durable and can withstand just about any weather condition. They’ll even keep their shape without shrinking so you have fewer problems with repairs over the years.


You can expect your wood shingles to provide insulation on your roof to keep the rest of your home energy efficient. This can help lower your heating and cooling bills throughout the year.


Wood shingles will resist damage from insects, they won’t grow moss, and they will naturally resist water damage. The longevity of this type of roof can be up to 40 years or longer, depending on maintenance and repairs.


Wood is natural, so you can use it for various projects once it needs to be replaced. You can also feel good about using this material because it’s natural and doesn’t release harmful fumes into the air.

Hire an Expert Team for Wood Shingles

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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