Shake Shingles Roofing
Rugged but chic, and suggestive of an old-world cottage, shake roofing just looks good. It may not be for everybody, but there's no doubt that a natural cedar roof can make a huge contribution to the look and character of your home.
When a roof is replaced - as all roofs must be, sooner or later - something has to be done with the "tearoff," that is, the old roofing material. Recycling methods for asphalt and other materials have improved, but the only way to make 100% sure that your old roof doesn't end up cluttering a landfill for centuries is to use bio-degradable material. Being made of organic cedar, shakes fit this requirement perfectly.
Unlike roofing materials such as metal and shingles, which contribute virtually nothing to insulation, shakes have insulating benefits of their own to add to the mix. This doesn't mean you can skip the other components of a good insulating system, but a shake roof definitely has the potential to give your house an edge in energy consumption.