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The Best Shake Roof Installations of 2016

Favorite Shake Roof Installations of 2016

As the leading shake roof specialist serving the northern Chicago communities, Shake Guys gets to repair the roofs on some of the most beautiful cedar roofs in Illinois. 2016 once again saw a high volume or full replacements due to storm damage. Hence, we wanted to share our favorite shake roof installations with our fans and the curious alike.  So, in no particular order, here are the homes where the final results blew us away.

Riderwood North, Barrington

Barrington IL copper on roof


North Barrington cedar shake and copper roofing


When it comes to copper accent, few homes we’ve worked on come close to this gorgeous Barrington home. From the curved dormers to a full add-on space with copper roofing, this house brings the bling. There are a number of other elements adorned by this increasingly precious metal that add to the ambiance as well. We think you’ll agree that this home offers a great balance of wood and metal.

North Wynstone, North Barrington

North Wynstone Community, North Barrington home cedar and copper roofing


North Wynstone Community, North Barrington


With plenty of classic design elements, this home ended up looking so fresh after we installed the new shake and copper elements. Once the copper takes on its gray tone it’s sure to be even lovelier. The blue-gray paint and brick will eventually meld better with a gray roof.

Look at some of our other favorite shake roof installations in our portfolio.

Checker Road, Long Grove

Checker Road, Long Grove cedar roof installation


Checker Road, Long Grove new cedar roof


This Long Grove, Illinois, home may perhaps be our favorite architecturally. This home boasted the greatest amount of individual slopes we covered on one job in 2016. This multi-faceted design and white paint really adds to the luster. The roof also looked fantastic in its fresh cedar color and will undoubtedly look just as good as it fades to gray.

Newport Lane, Inverness

Newport Lane, Inverness before cedar shake replaced


Newport Lane, Inverness after cedar roof replaced


This Inverness home has a wealth of steep slopes to give the design drama that it furthered by the 3 gray tones when the aged shakes are fully toned. What makes this one of our favorite cedar roof installations is that the house sprung to life with the fresh cedar and copper tones.

Sky Crest, Ivanhoe


Shake Roof Installations


Shake Roof Installations 2016

Before and after shots of this Mundelein house shows how handsome it is with a grayed shakes and just how amazing new cedar and copper elements transforms it. Like most storm damaged roofs, the degree of roofing system failure couldn’t be seen from the ground. Upon close inspection the amount of hail split boards, raised nails, and random missing shakes told us replacement was the only remedy.


We hope you enjoyed looking at our favorite cedar roofs installations from 2016. We hope you agree that these homes have been beautifully enhanced by our efforts.

If you, a friend, or neighbor is in need of a repair, preservation treatment, or new cedar shake roof, please call the experts at Shake Guys for a hassle-free in-home consultation to review your needs and option.

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