Wood Shake


Wood Shake Roofing by Coale Roofing

Welcome to Coale Roofing, the epitome of roofing excellence in the greater Houston, TX area. Since 1927, the year Charles Lindberg etched his name in history with his flight to Paris, we’ve been setting our own milestones in the roofing industry. Our dedication to quality, trust, and community has made us a household name, especially when it comes to the rustic charm of wood shake roofing.

Deep Dive into Wood Shake Roofing:

Wood shake roofing, with its natural allure, has been a favorite for homeowners who desire a blend of traditional aesthetics and durability. Here’s a comprehensive look:

Natural Origins

Wood shakes are traditionally crafted from cedar, redwood, or pine. The type of wood not only influences the aesthetic appeal but also the durability and resistance against elements.

Unique Craftsmanship

Distinct from wood shingles that are machine-cut, wood shakes are hand-split. This process gives them a rustic, textured appearance, ensuring each shake has its own unique profile.

Built to Last

With proper care, wood shakes can stand the test of time. They naturally resist UV rays and can endure the diverse weather conditions of Texas.

Why Opt for Wood Shake Roofing?

The appeal of wood shake roofing goes beyond its visual charm:

Timeless Beauty

They offer an ageless aesthetic appeal, enhancing the overall look of any property.

Natural Insulator

Wood's inherent insulating properties mean homes remain cooler during the scorching Texas summers and warmer during chilly winters.

Environmentally Conscious

Wood shakes are biodegradable, ensuring a reduced environmental footprint at the end of their lifecycle.


They can be treated for added fire resistance or stained to match specific color preferences.


Regular maintenance ensures wood shake roofs offer longevity, often outlasting many other roofing materials.

20 FAQs on Wood Shake Roofing

With proper maintenance, 30 to 40 years.

Yes, wood shakes are biodegradable and sourced sustainably.

If installed correctly, they effectively repel rainwater.

They can be treated to enhance fire resistance.

A bi-annual inspection and maintenance routine is recommended.

It’s best to remove old roofing for optimal installation.

Wood naturally insulates, keeping homes cooler.

Cedar, a common wood for shakes, naturally repels insects.

They’re more expensive but offer longer lifespan and aesthetic appeal.

Yes, with proper installation.

Proper installation is crucial for longevity and performance.

With proper treatment, they resist mold and mildew.

They’re heavier than asphalt shingles but lighter than tiles.

It’s better to stain than paint to retain the wood’s breathability.

Their aesthetic appeal can boost property value.

The solid installation dampens the sound, making them relatively quiet.

Shakes are thicker, hand-split, and have a more rustic appearance.

Cedar shakes naturally resist algae and moss, but regular cleaning is beneficial.

Most suppliers offer warranties, varying based on the wood type and treatment.

Yes, individual damaged shakes can be replaced.

The Greater Houston Community & Benefits:

Houston, with its dynamic blend of urban sophistication and southern warmth, offers its residents a myriad of benefits:

Why Coale Roofing?

Our association with the greater Houston area since 1927 speaks volumes about our commitment and expertise. When you choose Coale Roofing, you’re not just opting for a service; you’re becoming a part of a legacy. Embrace the tradition, choose Coale Roofing, and let your property bask in the timeless elegance of wood shake roofing.