Shakes are the industry's premier original heavy duty architectural
shingle. They create innovative "Roof-Scaping".
Natural wood and slate
colour themes, combined with a unique thatched pattern create one of the
thickest roof textures available.
See also the
...for a Super Thick Slate Look shingle
consisting of THREE layers cut like the Presidential Shakes. The
really is the thickest shingle available in the industry today.
The Presidential Shakes are
one of the highest performance shingles in the industry. They weigh
approximately 365 lbs per square, are Class A Fire Rated, include an 85
MPH wind warranty, and a 50 year transferable warranty.
These shingles are thick, heavy-weight, and multiple layered complete
with dual sealant strips to create one of the most durable and storm
resistant materials. They weigh about the same as cedar shingles and
appear just as thick.
These shingles can be
special ordered in as FRS Fungus Resistant c/w Copper Granule format
that provides a 15 year algae stain resistance inhibitor. In the
West-coast, known for its rainforest-like conditions, this is a useful
The Certainteed Presidential
Shakes are an ideal shake roof alternative or replacement. They are far
more walk-able than concrete or clay tiles, yet are still Class A Fire
Rated. They are 1/3 the weight of concrete tile so require no structural
reinforcing when preparing the roof system. They provide the beauty of
real wood or slate at far less cost and twice the the life expectancy of
today's cedar shakes.
Remember ...40% to 60% of
your home's street appeal and character is directly attributable to
roof's style and texture.
For final finishing details, a super thick shingle
such as the Presidential Shakes should include on the peaks, hips, and
ridges no less decorative detailing when selecting the ridge capping.
We recommend that a minimum of
Pro-Design 10" or Ridgeglass 10" Shake Look
Ridge caps should be used on these thick shingles. Plain old 3-tab
capping would detract from the look and appeal of this roof and and
usually ruin the effect these shingles were meant to deliver.
The ultimate capping solution is to use the above
mentioned shake look ridge caps installed directly over Ridge Vent units
such as Cor-A-Vent Rigid Vent to create a truly realistic shake or slate
look appeal and texture. Remember...the first thing you often notice on
a wood shake roof is the jagged rustic appearance of the taper-sawn ridge
caps. We can replicate this look, while providing good venting for the
roof on the ridges, using this Cor-A-Vent / Pro-Design capping assembly.
See our page dedicated to ridge cap options or visit us in our showroom.