Adept Construction provides cedar shake and shingle roof installations and repair services for homes and businesses in the Naperville area. We also provide roof services for asphalt, composite, and flat roofing styles. Our cedar shakes and shingles are designed to complement the architectural styles of homes and businesses in the region, with top-quality materials that are designed to hold up through years of harsh weather wear. We’ll do our utmost to make sure you’re happy with the results of every roofing installation we complete.

What Are Cedar Shakes?

Cedar shakes and shingles are manufactured by members of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, and are the only products labeled with the “Certs” brand name. Certifiable cedar shakes and shingles are made by experienced craftsmen who take pride in their trade and the quality of their products. Despite their varying sizes and, sometimes, remote locations, member mills are bound together by a rigid quality code.

Cedar shake roofing shingles on a residential roof.

What is a Cedar Shingle?

Cedar shingles are a more uniformed cedar shake that is smooth sawn. Cedar shingles are preferred for their natural and tailored appearance, and they can be used on traditional and modern residential and non-residential structures, for use on roofs and sidewalls. There are four types of grades and labels associated with cedar shingles:

Number 1 Grade – Blue Label – One-hundred percent edge grain, no defects (i.e. knots in the wood, etc.) for use on walls and roofs with a 3/12 pitch or greater where a premium quality product is desired.

Number 2 Grade – Red Label – Limited sapwood and flat grain allowed, limited knots and defects are allowed. For use on walls and roofs with a 3/12 pitch or greater where a good quality product is desired.

Number 3 Grade – Black Label – Unlimited sapwood and flat grain allowed. Limited knots and defects are also allowed. For use on walls and roofs with a 3/12 pitch or greater where an economy product is acceptable.

Number 4 Grade – Green Label – Unlimited defects, flat grain, and sapwood. Utility-grade for under-coursing of double coursed sidewalls only. Not a roofing material and not to be used as a starter course for roofs.

The Beauty of Cedar Roofing In Naperville and the Surrounding Areas

Another good thing about cedar is that it is possible to replace and repair parts of the roof without worrying that your replacement shakes or shingles are significantly different in composition from your original shakes or shingles. Over the hundreds of years that cedar has been used, the product has remained unchanged. As cedar advances to its mature stage, it is natural to expect some pieces to need replacement. Individual repairs are possible, and with prompt attention, proactive repairs can extend the life of your roof.

A cedar shake roof can give your home or business a unique look that stands out from other types of roofing, with a variety of options available depending on the building’s structure and architecture. We’ll help you find the right type of cedar shake and provide reliable installation, as we do with every project. If you have any questions about the process along the way, the teams at Adept Construction will be happy to address them.

Types of Cedar Shakes

There are four main types of cedar shake roofs that are ideal for various types of roofs. Learn more about these cedar shake styles below.

Handsplit Shakes – These shakes have split faces and backs that have been sawn.

Handsplit cedar shakes.

Tapersawn Shakes – These shakes have been sawn on both sides.

Tapersawn Cedar Shakes

Tapersplit Shakes – Produced by hand, using a sharp-bladed, steel froe and mallet.

Tapersplit cedar shakes

Straight-Split Shakes – Produced by a machine or in the same manner as taper split shakes, except that by splitting from the same end of the block, the shakes acquire the same thickness throughout.

Straight-split cedar shakes

Get the Best Cedar Shake and Shingle Roofing in Naperville Today

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Regardless of which type of cedar shake or shingle roofing best suits your home or business, we provide installation and repairs with consistent reliability. With our help, you can have shake or shingle roofs that last for many years. At Adept Construction, you’ll find some of the best cedar shake roofing products available to meet your needs. You can also get some of the best roof installation services in Naperville and the surrounding areas, leaving you with satisfying final results every time you work with us. To learn more about your roofing options, get in touch with us today!