Mountain Brook, Alabama Homeowners Install Stunning Synthetic Cedar Shake Roof

Synthetic Cedar Shake
Synthetic Cedar Shake

Authentic Restoration is a Birmingham area roofing contractor that specializes in roofing and has expertise in all popular roof materials. Authentic Restoration is the Mountain Brook roofing contractor of choice where the demands for quality and service are high. If your roof has damage or if you are thinking about replacing your roof, consider using an environmentally friendly roofing material made from recycled plastics!

Authentic Restoration recently replaced the wood cedar shake shingles on a beautiful home in one of the most prestigious areas of Birmingham, Mountain Brook, AL. We worked with the Homeowner’s insurance after the cedar shake roof sustained storm damage. The insurance approved a complete roof replacement except for the flat roof dormer on the rear elevation that had newer asphalt shingles installed. The asphalt shingle section was in good condition and was left in place.

Synthetic Shake – Composite Cedar Shake Shingles

Cedar shake shingles have been around for centuries. On average cedar shake roofs last 15-30 years. Unfortunately, they’ve improved little aside from the manufacturing process. Roofs covered by cedar shake rely on layers of split felt to shed water. For that reason, the Homeowners chose a synthetic composite shingle, the Brava Shake Tile. The Brava Shake Tiles provide the cosmetic beauty of wood shake but are a much more robust roof covering boasting a class 4 impact rating and class A fire rating.

This beautiful Brava Shake roof installed in Mountain Brook by Authentic Restoration required 44 squares of materials. When we removed the existing roof, we found wood slats. The entire roof was redecked with new roofing materials to comply with local building code and provide a high-quality nailable surface. Ice & water shield was installed in the valleys and high-quality synthetic felt was installed on the entire deck surface as to provide the perfect, leak proof roof.

Shown below are a couple of pictures of the existing roof. It was in pretty rough shape.

The crew worked very hard and did a great job of keeping this property cleaned up during the construction phase. At Authentic Restoration we clean up after all roofing projects! Cedar Shakes do not compress, take up a lot of space and can be very messy during the roof demolition without a diligent effort. The Homeowners commented several times how much cleaner the crew kept the property compared to the previous roof replacement they had years ago. The tear off and construction was completed in 5 days which included a few work stoppages for rain.

The finished product was absolutely gorgeous! Even better, the Homeowners were ecstatic with their new Brava Shake Tile roof from Authentic Restoration, the best roofing contractor in Birmingham and Mountain Brook.

finished composite shake roof
Brava Composite Cedar Shake
cedar shake roof replacement
Cedar Shake Roof Replacement

Why Brava Roof Tile?

A little more about Brava Tile Roofing Products: Brava Tile has partnered with Authentic Restoration. Authentic Restoration is the primary Pro Contractor for Brava Tile Roofing throughout Alabama.

  • Brava’s products have undergone extensive testing and received 3rd party certifications for the highest levels of wind, fire, and hail and are backed by a 50-year limited warranty.
  • Brava’s products are manufactured from recycled plastics that were destined for the landfill.
  • They are very light weight which is good news for the house’s structure. So not only are the Brava Tile Products cosmetically appealing, they are also Green.

If you live in Alabama and are looking to replace or install a cedar shake, slate or barrel tile roof, contact Authentic Restoration. We’ll promptly deliver Brava Tile samples to your doorstep so you can see how beautiful they will look on your roof. We’ll be happy to provide a free roof inspection while we’re there!