Wood Shake FAQ

So, you’ve decided to consider getting a new wood shake roof installed, or you already have one, and you need some questions answered? We can happily help you out. To do this, we’ve put together some frequently asked questions regarding wood shake roofs:

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How long can I expect them to last?

With proper maintenance, you can expect your roof to last a full 20 years or more. Wood shake roofs in the southern states tend to have a bit shorter life-span if you don’t increase their maintenance.

How often do I need to have maintenance performed on my roof?

After about 10 years from installation, these roofs have to get checked out every 2 years to ensure they don’t deteriorate. The sun can make them curl and gray, eventually causing burn outs that leave the felt underlayment exposed. A professional roofer performing regular maintenance can replace these shingles without too much trouble.

Do repairs cost a lot?

The answer varies. If you’ve neglected your maintenance program, the price of repairs will go up drastically.


Hopefully these answered some of your questions about this roof type. If you’d like wood shake roof installation or repairs, CCC Roofing and Construction can help. For more information, you can call us at (866) 967-0140.