One of the keys to a beautiful home that is often overlooked is its roof. A high-performance roof can do much more than keep you dry. It can also create a complete look for your home’s architectural style and help add to your overall home value. One of the most enduring styles for American roofs is wood shake. 

At J&J Roofing in Roseville, our residential roofing experts specialize in installing high-performance asphalt roofing shingles from CertainTeed. In this post, we introduce our Landmark Pro shingles and break down some of the most important things you should know when it comes to installing shake-inspired shingles.

What is Wood Shake?

The term “shake” can be a bit confusing. That’s because you will often hear it used interchangeably with the term “wood shingles.” Technically, “shake” describes the boards the shingles are connected to rather than the shingles. But more commonly, the phrase refers to the traditional rustic look of hand-split wood shingles.

Shake has been used for centuries and is one of the most durable roofing options. It is often associated with older homes as it hearkens to an era where craftsmanship prevailed over mass production.

The Historic Beauty of Wood Shake Shingles

Wood shingles have been an American architectural staple since the colonial era. In those days, wood shingles were hand split using regional wood. In the northern part of the country, they would have most likely used white pine, whereas, in the south, they were often made from cypress or oak.

As the nation expanded into the frontier, cedar was popularized. These stunning hand-split roofs were eventually replaced with more modern-looking options during the twentieth century. But they remain popular for older homes and add a charm and simplicity to just about any architectural style they’re applied to.

Introducing Landmark Pro Shingles

Asphalt shingles are popular for a reason. They require far less maintenance than traditional wood shingles, and they’re far more durable in the long run. For homeowners searching for the rustic appeal of real wood shake, CertainTeed’s Landmark Pro series offers the charm of shake with the endurance of asphalt. Landmark Pro shingles integrate powerful fiberglass mat and powerful weathering asphalt. They come with a limited lifetime warranty, algae resistance warranty, and high wind warranty.

Landmark Pro shingles are also available in 14 stunning Max Def colors. Choose from bold shades like these:

●        Georgetown gray

●        Weathered wood

●        Resawn shake

●        Colonial slate

●        Driftwood

Call our Roseville Residential Roof Installation Pros for Your CertainTeed Roof!

If you’re looking for a beautiful roof with the performance of high-quality asphalt and the rustic appeal of wood shake, Landmark Pro is the perfect solution. J&J Roofing in Roseville, our residential roof installers are trained and certified CertainTeed Shinglemasters. That means our entire team has undergone training and testing to offer the Integrity Roof System and a powerful CertainTeed extended warranty.

To see our past projects, visit our online portfolio. When you’re ready for a free quote, connect with our residential roofing installers at 586-445-6455 or contact us to find out more about your CertainTeed roofing options.