Cedar Shingles & Wood Shingle Roof Systems

Wood & Cedar Shingle Roofing Systems

Wood roofs have a look and aesthetic appeal unlike any other roofing product. Wood shingles and wood shakes can be made of cedar, spruce, and pine. Wood roofing lasts as long as asphalt shingles and are used more in many locations around Arizona to maintain that traditional appeal.

Residential Wood Shingle Products

Wood roofing products are a very diverse product set. Wood shakes or shingles are usually crafted from cedar or redwood, but can be other durable wood products. Some are hybrid products mixed with rubber, others are wood imitation. There are many things to consider when selecting such a shingle, specifically climate and locale. A wood option while more decorative, may be more costly for home owner insurance, as it poses a greater fire risk. There are methods to mitigate risks, but cost is still a factor here.

Manufacturers We Install:

Legacy can install any wood manufacturer and will make recommendations based on environment, style of home, and cost and needs.

We work with and can install any option that fits the homeowners needs!

Some of our standard installations are:

• California Redwood

• Western Red Cedar

• Atlantic White Cedar

• European Pine

Choosing Between Wood Shake Roof vs. Shingles

Not all homeowners have an easy time making decisions when it comes to choosing the right roofing materials. 

However, with our expert roofing installation team, all your questions will be answered and we will help you make the right decision. If you’re trying to decide whether you should pic wood shake roofing or shingles, consider the following factors:

Aesthetic Appeal

Wood shakes offer a rustic appearance, especially with the help of natural cedar shakes. Shingle roofs provide a uniform appearance that is suitable for traditional and modern styles of homes.


Many homeowners like roofing materials that offer higher durability. In this respect, shingles are more durable, lasting up to 30 years. But, if wood shakes are properly maintained, they can also last 20-30 years.

Maintenance Requirements

Wood shake roofing needs more maintenance, including periodic cleaning, mold and mildew treatment, and replacement of damaged wood shakes. Shingles, especially asphalt shingles, are usually low-maintenance, requiring occasional inspections and repairs.

Cost of Installation

Wood shake roofing will typically have higher upfront costs compared to shingles. However, long-term costs can vary depending on factors such as maintenance needs and the lifespan of the materials.

Environmental Impact

Wood shakes are a natural, renewable resource, and as a result, they are an environmentally friendly option. Shingles, especially asphalt shingles, often contain petroleum-based products and have a shorter lifespan, potentially contributing to landfill waste.

Northern Arizona’s Top Roofing Experts

From the smallest of roofing repairs to the largest of complete re-roofs, new construction, or residential, make Legacy Roofing your first call!

Why We Are the Best Choice for a Roofing Contractor in Arizona


Reliability is a top priority at Legacy Roofing. We only work with the nation’s leading materials manufacturers for roofing projects to ensure your home exudes safety and comfort. With our precise attention to detail in repairs and installation work, even the heaviest of storms won’t bother your home.

Service & Quality Driven

We pride ourselves on showing up to a job on time, professionally performing the scope of work, and leaving your home or job site in a better condition than we found it. With our team of experts, we will ensure that your roof is installed or repaired at the highest industry standards.

Customer Focused

No two homes are created equal and every situation is different. At Legacy Roofing, we listen to you, the customer. Your house will receive a customized approach to all roofing needs. Whether you have an asphalt roof, cedar shingles, or wooden shakes, we are to ensure safety, energy efficiency, and comfort for your home. We recognize that the only way we will survive in the industry is to constantly educate ourselves on the latest products available, present those options to you, and create a positive experience!

Call NOW for a Wood Shake Roof or Shingle Estimate or Inspection

Our quality is unmatched, but we strive to outperform every roofing company near you in the area.

Contact Legacy Roofing today to schedule your inspection!

Manufacturers we Install

GAF MasterElite

We work with and can install any option that fits the homeowners needs!

Legacy Roofing Can Meet All Your Residential Roofing Needs

As a leader in Arizona’s roofing industry, Legacy Roofing is trusted for residential roof installation, repair, and service. Our experienced tradesmen can work with any manufacturer’s product. They also help pick the best roofing solution for your home that’s guaranteed to withstand extreme weather and last for many decades.

To learn more or get a free estimate, contact us on the web or call:

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