Cedar Shake Conversions

Cedar shake roofs were immensely popular in the 70’s and 80’s, but now many of these roofs are cracked and damaged, leaving them vulnerable to leaks from harsh weather and other hazards. If your cedar shake roof is damaged, it may be time for an update. Instead of re-roofing with cedar shingles, your next best option might be to replace them with modern architectural shingles. Converting your current cedar shake roof to an architectural shingle roof offers you an easier roof to maintain, one that requires fewer repairs and offers a better warranty.

You need a cedar shake conversion expert that can diagnose problems with your current roofing system, determine whether you need repair or replacement, and provide the expert workmanship that can get the project completed. Throughout the years, we have updated many homes in the Okanagan with a more modern roofing system.

There life expectancy ranges from 20 years – 50 years which most home owners find satisfactory when compared to the cost savings in the material itself.

Cedar shakes have a certain appearance that many homeowners find appealing. Today, many roof shingle manufacturers can create architectural shingles that mimic the look of cedar shakes. This way, a homeowner can obtain the eye-catching look of cedar shakes, while having the modern functionality of architectural shingles. It’s the best of both worlds.

We can offer you a wide array of different styles, colours, and textures to choose from that can fit your needs. Our contractors are bona fide experts at replacing older roofing systems with more modern solutions that can shield your home from hazardous weather and add beauty to your home.

Cedar shake conversions are a three-step process, the first is removing the old shakes, the second is to sheet the roof with plywood and the third is to install your choice of new roofing Material.

Cedar Shake conversions provide a complete facelift to a home. Removing the old wood shakes from a roof is a relief to most homeowners, and insurance companies. Elevation Roofing can help you decide the new roofing product that meets the needs of your home’s environment and your budget.

Elevation roofing prides its self on the care we take of your yard during a cedar shake conversion. Making sure to protect your plants and hardscape from the rigorous process of cedar shake removal.

Here are the product(s) we recommend for this style of roof :

Premium Shingles – Limited Lifetime Warranty¹ IKO Armourshake Dimensional Shingles are a Top Choice for Any Home – Rustic, Urban, Cottage and More

IKO Armourshake premium designer asphalt roofing shingles offer similar subtle color gradations, intricate profile and luxurious look of hand-hewn, random-cut cedar wood shakes at a much more reasonable cost. Manufactured with deep cuts and advanced color-blending technology, these high-quality, laminated shingles mimic the in-demand look of genuine wood shakes without the expense of their annual maintenance.