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Wood cedar shake roofing repair
Cedar shake roofing repair


Cornett Roofing Systems both installs and repairs wood shake siding and roofing. Wood shake siding has been used in homes going back hundreds of years, and are made from many different types of wood such as cedar, redwood, and oak. Cedar shakes give homes a rustic look because of their rough and somewhat irregular appearance.

As an experienced wood shake roofing contractor, Cornett Roofing has repaired and installed these systems for close to 30 years. These types of roofs, while extremely strong and durable, require service from an expert wood shake roofing contractor.

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Beautiful, Durable Roofing With a Long Life Span

The differences are significant when comparing wood shake roofing vs. traditional asphalt shingles. Cedar shakes consist of real wood, while asphalt shingles primarily contain fiberglass and asphalt. Cedar shakes deliver a natural, rugged appeal because the shingles are of different sizes and age in a way that enhances their attractiveness. Wood shakes are better insulators and more resistant to insects, and they allow better airflow to inhibit moisture buildup.

Below are some primary characteristics of wood shake roofing:

  • Strong. The Western red cedar is one of the strongest woods in the world. Additionally, cedar wood has a very low shrinkage rate. That means it installs easily, lying flat and straight, and tends to hold nails very tightly over time.
  • Resistant. Cedar contains natural preservatives that resist not only insects but moisture as well, which is the greatest enemy of a wooden roofing product. By resisting moisture, cedar is less likely to decay and can be used in different climates throughout the country.
  • Naturally insulating. Cedar wood is able to provide a strong layer of insulation on a home which leads to cooler temperatures inside in the summer and retained warmth in the winter.
  • Good-looking. Cedar shakes are a popular choice, in part, because of the distinctive look that the cedar wood provides. Early on, cedar shakes have a honey or cinnamon hue. Over time, that transforms into a silvery gray that many homeowners find equally attractive.
  • Long-lasting. If installed properly, cedar shakes can last for up to 40 years. Not only do cedar shakes naturally resist moisture and insects, but cedar wood also has a natural preservative that helps to block out the UV rays of the sun. Additionally, many manufacturers coat cedar shakes with a fire-resistant product.
  • High value. Because of the many advantages of cedar, homes with cedar shakes tend to sell more easily. The potential new owner knows the cedar is resistant to many of the problems that can shorten the life of other wood roofs, and can expect many years without the expense of a new roof.


• Strong and Durable
• Moisture & Insect Resistant
• Provides Natural Insulation
• Attractive, Rustic Look
• 40+ Year Lifespan
• Adds to Home Re-Sale Value


If you are looking to replace or install a wood cedar shake roof, Cornett Roofing offers a metal alternative that you may want to consider. Retaining the classic look of a cedar shake roof, our Metal Shake Series emulates the appearance of wood shake, but at a lower cost. In addition, our Metal Shake Series is lighter and requires less overall maintenance. 

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Advantages of Choosing Cornett Roofing Systems as Your Wood Shake Contractor

It takes special skills and knowledge to install wood shake roofing properly. Cornett Roofing Systems is your wood shake specialist, from choosing the highest-grade materials to planning and fastening the shakes to your roof. Our three decades of experience have made us one of the region’s top wood shake roofing contractors.

Some benefits you’ll see when partnering with us include:

  • Access to premium wood shakes
  • Free project estimates
  • Comprehensive warranties
  • Working with a fully licensed and insured roofing contractor

Contact Cornett Roofing Systems for Wood Shake Installation in Indiana

To learn more about wood shake roofing or schedule a free estimate, contact us online or call 888-307-7087 today.

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