Why Shingles & Shakes?
Shingles and shakes are used on walls and roofs, and have historically been the most highly valued and first choice for roofing material.
Asphalt shingles make up 2/3 of the roofing market. These roofs are low quality with some asphalt shingles needing replacing after only 1 year with a whole roof needing replacing in 10-12 years! Each year the US disposes of 11 million tons of asphalt shingles, made from toxic chemicals, to landfills.
A house roofed and/or sided with redwood can last longer than 50 years.