Traditional wood shake roofs tend to be less popular in North Carolina and other states with high humidity. The climate here can cause premature deterioration and require extensive maintenance.
Synthetic roofs are becoming popular options for those who want to the look of a cedar shake roof (without the maintenance) or a slate roof (without the weight). These man-made products simulate the random appearance of natural roofing products with variations in color, texture, and size. They also meet stringent UL Codes for impact resistance, an advantage over asphalt shingles. Examples of synthetic roofs products include Ecostar, DaVinci Roofscapes, Symphony by Certainteed, and Lamarite by Tamko.
Many synthetic roofing products are still relatively new to the marketplace and have not passed the test of time. Roofwerks is a professional roofing contractor that can help you identify the most reliable synthetic roofing products available. Check out some examples of wood shake roofs we have installed in Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the surrounding area.