Shake has been around as a roofing material for a long time. During the days of the thirteen colonies, it was what most of the colonists used on their roofs. While they chopped wood to fuel their stoves, a lot of people must have also been splitting cedar logs to make shake. Hand-split into rectangular boards that would keep rain and snow from coming into a home, people used it for centuries but it was never ideal. As quaint as those wooden tiles looked, as they dried out, they became more and more of a fire hazard. In fact, in some of the more populated cities, people were encouraged to use non-flammable materials like slate instead of the much more hazardous wooden shake.
What do you do when you have a beautiful, historic roofing material like shake but just don't want the associated risks that come with it? You engineer tiles made from polymer that look exactly like the real thing but last longer and are much more resistant to fire. At least that's what we did at DaVinci Roofscapes! We also offer multiple color blends to bring the beauty of shake (without the fire hazards) to any structure.
Do you have a roof that uses polymer DaVinci Roofscapes shake? Tell us about it in the comments!