To put it frankly, you burn wood in your fireplace because it BURNS. So, if you put wood on your roof, and if you live in an area that are declared as high fire risk, then having a wood shake roof, is inviting disaster. In fact, there are certain areas in the United States where wood shake roofs are banned, even if they are treated with fire resistant materials.
However, if you like the look of a cedar shake but cannot install one due to the possibility of fire, then you have the option of a fake cedar shake. Our DaVinci Shake roof material looks exactly like the original but is fire resistant. You can opt for our Shake as it will enable you to get the look you want for your house, yet maintain your safety and protection from fire.
Apart from fire, wood shake roofs also are affected due to extreme weather conditions, making repair and maintenance an almost constant occurrence. Fungus and algae are also a common problem and will need to be cleaned regularly, meaning more activity on your roof, which equals more bills and more damage to your roof.
Even though in some areas, moss and algae can grow on synthetic shake shingles, they will not be able to penetrate and harm it. Because they are made of a polymer, they can also be cleaned very easily and has one of the best warranties in the roofing material industry.
If you are looking for a roofing material that is fire resistant, water resistant and will last longer, you should opt for our simulated shake roofing. Learn more about DaVinci Roofscapes' roofing tiles by getting in touch with our customer service department.