Eco-friendly Cedar Shake Roofing

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If you’re seeking the classic appearance of a cedar shake roof, you’ll be happy to learn that there are a few eco-friendly options available — real cedar shingles harvested from well-managed forests or shake tiles made from recycled materials.  Either way, you’ll get a long-lasting, beautiful roof that will add a traditional look to your home. 

Real wood options:

  • True North Cedar, of Deluth, Minnesota, is a manufacturer and supplier of Eastern White Cedar that is naturally insect and rot resistant.  Cedar shingles are sawn from stumps, which are typically left in the field after commercial logging.  Also offered is a LEED-compliant shingle made from utility poles, bridge pilings and old timber.

Recycled content shakes (50 year warranties are the norm!):

  • EcoStar of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, produces its Seneca Cedar Shake Tiles from recycled rubber and plastic (post-industrial waste materials such as car bumpers and baby diaper production remnants).  The tiles (pictured here) are available in nine colors, offer Class 4 impact resistance, and are available with a 100 mph wind warranty.
  • Enviroshake® Quality Engineered Roofing, is located in Chatham, Ontario.  Its Enviroshake® composite blend is a mixture of post industrial plastic(s), recycled rubber elastomers and cellulosic fibre materials.  This maintenance-free roofing replicates the look of an antique cedar shake roof and offers excellent durability, UV protection, wind and hail resistance combined with mold, mildew and insect resistance.
  • New World Roofing out of Crested Butte, CO has created its Euroshake™ line from recycled tires and offers it in six colors.  This durable interlocking roofing system is fire and hail resistant and resists deterioration, splitting and curling.
  • Re-New Wood, a Wagoner, Oklahoma company, offers its eco-shake line which is comprised of 100% recycled materials, reinforced vinyl and cellulose fiber.  The eco-shakes won’t fade, crack or curl and also carry a Class A fire rating and a Class 4 impact rating.  An eco-shake roof, available in three colors and requires no maintenance.

Tag(s): Green Building, Reclaimed Materials, Recycling, The Great Green Outdoors

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11 Responses to “Eco-friendly Cedar Shake Roofing”

  1. Tim Solic on February 14th, 2011 1:35 pm

    The contact numbers for Re-New Wood from Wagoner, Oklahoma are disconnected. Our church has used this product for phase I, and are now not able to continue using this product for phase II. Please let me know if you have any additional information about this company.
    Thank you.

  2. Cecil Price on March 1st, 2011 10:23 pm

    Anyone having corrosive problems with flashings
    on eco shake installations?

  3. Craig on June 29th, 2011 5:21 pm

    The phone numbers in O.K. are still disconnected / no forwards. Other than indications of an apparent family-family lawsuit in 08, I can’t find anything on the web suggesting they are not still up and running as a business.

    I hope they’ll respond to e-mail inquiries. I’ve got to find several hundred square feet in Umber to effect unrelated repairs otherwise I’ll be forced to completely re-do about an acre!!

    I’ll check for metallic corrosion issues once I start tearing things apart but all my flashing materials were factory painted / coated and in-place only for five or six years thus far. Do be careful with other plastic products in contact as those will react, particularly if exposed to sunlight.

  4. FRANK POWELSON on September 21st, 2011 2:10 pm

    HELP! I am looking for a contact number for eco-shake. We are adding on to our house which already has the eco-shake material on it. With out a source for the material I cannnot do the addition. PLEASE HELP !

    THANKS

    Frank Powelson

  5. Ja Pe on December 18th, 2011 6:08 pm

    My Enviroshake roof has holes in the shingles and is rotting after being on my house for only 9 years. The company, Enviroshake has a 50 Year Warranty on its roof. They went “bankrupt” in 2010 and have informed me that they do not have to honour my warranty, despite the fact the company is owned by the same owner as when I purchased my roof in 2002. (http://www.enviroshake.com/). Bob Vila, Steve Thomas and many other popular home improvement figures have spoken very highly of this product. Unfortunately for the many customers who may experience a problem with their roof like I have, they will soon find out that their warranties will not be honoured. Please share this with your friends. The public needs to know.

  6. Ashley Hewko on December 20th, 2011 9:36 am

    The Contact information for Enviroshake is http://www.enviroshake.com, 1-866-423-3302 or info@enviroshake.com.

  7. David G on August 10th, 2012 3:05 pm

    I am dealing with a house with Eco Shake on the upper roof and metal on the bottom roof, Metal roof is about 10 years old and is being eaten away by water coming from the shakes above.

  8. Jon Rufty on August 10th, 2012 6:12 pm

    We also have discovered a corrosive problem with the Eco-Shake from Re-New Wood.

    Our problems are occurring with our copper gutters and metal roofs.

    Is anyone else seeing a problem?

  9. Nathan on December 12th, 2012 11:07 pm

    Our company has installed dozens of Enviroshake roofs and we love the product. Same installation process as Cedar 0 maintenance. Much better then some of the rubber products on the market.

  10. Brandon Willis on February 11th, 2013 2:58 am

    To all current Eco-shake owners. I am the new owner of Eco-shake, and can take all of your calls and comments. My contact info is b.ecoshake@yahoo.com or direct @ 918-770-3174. I can give you new information about Eco-shake, we are no longer operating under Re-new Wood. We have made the product a new and improved material and are now releasing a guareented certified product, with no more issues. Again for if you are seeking this info, please contact us today.

    Thanks,
    Brandon Willis
    Eco-shake

  11. Brandon Willis on April 30th, 2013 1:29 am

    Ecoshake is now in full production!!!!, Eco-Shake has made new improvements to the product. . If you are looking for the new company Website find us @ EcoShakeus.com or Call us @ 1-866-614-6212 or local 918-630-9192. Learn more about the products and look Eco-shake now have to offer. New Slate, “Coming soon”.

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