Wood Roof Systems

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There are two types of wood roofing—shingles and shakes. Neither boasts the practicality of a modern roofing material like asphalt shingles, but it’s difficult to deny traditional wood’s aesthetic appeal. In fact, many other roofing products try to simulate look of wood shingles and shakes. Made from cedar, spruce, red wood, cypressor, or treated pine, wood roofing is especially appropriate for older homes and those based upon historical styles.

Wood shake roofs are not only beautiful but durable as well, lasting 30+ years assuming quality material and proper installation. They are environmentally friendly because they’re made from a natural, renewable resource and are biodegradable.

Cedar shakes and shingles are elegant, as well as durable, energy efficient, and weather resistant. Made from renewable resources and recyclable, cedar is the “green” choice in roofing.

 

Wood roofs have been used to protect homes for over a hundred years which is a testament to its reliability. It has a rustic, natural look and ages beautifully. Most wood roofing is made from cedar because it is light, yet durable. Cedar will weather to a gray color in several months if not pressure washed. This graying is natural and often desired aesthetically. Cedar is a long lasting product as well. If properly maintained, a Alpha and Omega Exteriors wood roof can give you approximately 30 years from shakes and 20 years from wood shingles.

  • Wood shingles are smooth, flat and have cleaner lines. Courses are straight.
  • Wood shakes are thicker than wood shingles, giving a longer warranty. The surface is grooved from the slitting process and has a more rustic, random look.
  • Wood roofing is not the least expensive option; however, the visual appeal and natural protection from the weather has made them a popular choice in many areas.

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If you are looking for a roofing system that will not only protect your home from the elements but also provide a natural look, Wood Shake shingles are the perfect compliment. Wood Shake roofing shingles provide an organic look to your home.

Wood Shingles are typically not the most durable product, but their appeal and natural ability to transform your home make this product very popular among homeowners. The strength and beauty of Cedar roofing make for visually versatile, naturally practical and value-enhancing roofing options for your property. Wood Shake shingles are best known for their weather resistant, resistance from insect damage and resisting UV ray damage.

Durability and weather resistance are two of the most important factors to consider when determining what type of Wood Shake roofing system is best for you home. Some woods, such as the red cedar, have natural durability and that makes it the most regularly used wood for shingles. Cedar roofing shakes and shingles also provide excellent insulation as a roofing material.

Dina Greene
Dina Greene
15:49 10 Feb 17
This company did great work. They helped with my insurance claim after a storm and I ended up with a quality product. I love my new roof! They were kind,quick and clean. I highly recommend them.read more
Tom Carlson
Tom Carlson
20:00 21 Jul 16
Great experience. They pointed out problems my untrained eye couldn't spot, worked as my advocate with the home owners insurance company, and finished the job in a little over a day. Really positive experience.read more
amy kristen
amy kristen
19:53 16 Dec 18
Called Alpha and Omega Exteriors after having difficulty finding a contractor to take care of the bathroom exhaust vents in my house. I just needed an extra vent in the roof, and the existing tubing to go to the roof. This was a house I just bought where the job had initially been done improperly. Someone was able to come to my house on Saturday, sent me an exact quote on Monday, got them the signed contract on Tuesday, and they had me scheduled for Wednesday. They were scheduled to begin work between 11 and 12. They called me in the morning and explained another job had gotten done sooner than expected, so they could be at my house earlier. That's great. Since it was a small job, they were finished quickly and done before the end of their original arrival window. Everyone involved seemed very professional and polite. They got everything done quickly as well. If I have something else in the scope of their work, then I'll give them a call.read more
Rory Hansen
Rory Hansen
20:14 16 Dec 18
I again am so grateful to this company. This is now my third time calling Alpha and Omega Exteriors, and once again they have been stellar. Honest, honest, honest and fairly priced. You don't find a company with better integrity. Each and every person I have worked with has become personally invested in my house and the state of my roof. This spring, my aging roof had multiple leaks. Alpha and Omega Exteriors came out, and said the time has come. I said I couldn't afford a new roof right away, and instead they painstakingly tarred my roof, wherever it was worn, until I can replace the roof next year with savings. Since then, we have gone through very severe weather here in Chicago, and there has not been one leak, even a trickle. Thank you, Alpha and Omega Exteriors.read more
Betty Garza
Betty Garza
17:56 17 Dec 18
Outstanding service and outstanding quality work. From the beginning to the end Alpha and Omega Exteriors communicated effectively. Not only did they give me the best price, They started earlier than I expected and completed the job in one day. The crew showed up on time and worked hard to complete a tear off, repairs, new roof, proper venting and flashing on both the house and garage. Even They walked the roof with me on completion because I wanted to look closely at the details.Clean up was great. I highly recommend Alpha and Omega Exteriors, Reliable and the crew. Great experience. Super value for the price.read more
Roxanne Weissnat
Roxanne Weissnat
17:45 17 Dec 18
I called Alpha and Omega Exteriors recommend by my friend. I like supporting local businesses. They returned my call right away, came out and gave me the best estimate out of the other roofers I called. The job was done in one day, spot on estimate, and the clean up was excellent! I'll be Alpha and Omega Exteriors in the future.read more
Adela Lott
Adela Lott
18:19 17 Dec 18
Had a leak in my kitchen and had another roofer out who said it was not the roof. Alpha and Omega Exteriors came out and found the problem and repaired it that afternoon! For a reasonable price! Will recommend and use this company again! Professional and reliable!read more
Lula Feil
Lula Feil
19:37 17 Dec 18
Alpha and Omega Exteriors and their team did a fantastic job installing my new roof. They are professional and neat. I had gotten 3 other quotes and chose this company because they were professional, came out the same day to give me the estimate and installed it the following week in one day. Thank you so much guys.read more
Jerrod Dawson
Jerrod Dawson
19:07 17 Dec 18
I just spoke with Alpha and Omega Exteriors regarding snow and ice removal from my roof. Although they couldn't help due to insurance issues, They seemed very knowledgeable and shared with me several things that I can do myself to help my cause. I will definitely keep them in mind for any future roofing needs.read more
Jennifer Gorecki
Jennifer Gorecki
20:26 18 Dec 18
Integrity, experience and great attention to detail. It's what we all look for in a contractor. Alpha and Omega Exteriors took the time to guide us through the roof replacement process and gave us great advice on the options available. Their crew was professional, courteous and were careful to leave the grounds as clean as when they arrived. The roof looks amazing, and we have peace of mind knowing that the work was done correctly and will last. Highly recommended Alpha and Omega Exteriors!read more
John Bell
John Bell
17:55 19 Dec 18
I highly recommend Alpha and Omega Exteriors and their crew!! Good work, reliable, and a good price. Others tried and failed to fix my flat garage roof, but they did such a good job and finally fixed my problem. The members was great to work with, very professional, and made it a positive experience. I will be sure to pass their number along to friends and family who are looking for a dependable company who gets the job done correctly, and at a decent price.read more
Dorothy Taylor
Dorothy Taylor
19:23 18 Dec 18
My husband and I met with several companies for our new roof and nobody stood out like Alpha and Omega Exteriors! From our first meeting to the very end of the job, They were wonderful and easy to communicate with. At our first meeting, They sat down with me and explained the entire process step by step and answered every question I had with great detail. Alpha and Omega Exteriors and their team did a fantastic job on our roof. They were extremely professional and respectful of our property. Throughout the entire process, They provided me with updates on where the team was at in the process - which was great! All members is extremely professional, thorough, and an all around great guy! I will be recommending them to anybody and everybody I know. Alpha and Omega Exteriors is officially my roof and siding "go-to" guy! Thank you, !!read more
David Reed
David Reed
17:10 19 Dec 18
Dealt with the owner of Alpha and Omega Exteriors. Very professional all the way around. Could not ask for better customer service. Kept me informed every step of the way. Crew was excellent as well. Had three bids with one being lower but chose Reliable anyway, one of my better decisions. From start to finish, excellent experience. If I ever own a business, I hope it will be as well thought of as I think of them. If they did painting, landscaping, plumbing, and tree trimming I would never need anybody else. They would get it all.read more
David Gilbert
David Gilbert
20:31 21 Dec 18
Excellent service and professionalism from beginning to end! I couldn't be any happier with my choice to have Alpha and Omega replace my roof. From the first day they showed up to provide an estimate I felt like I was always a priority to them. They explained what to expect from start to finish and met every promise they made. I really appreciated the level of service, attention to detail and quality workmanship. I highly recommend these guys!read more
Jorge Lund
Jorge Lund
15:15 27 Dec 18
I highly recommend Alpha and Omega Exteriors. I left a message and John responded quickly. He came that afternoon and gave a very fair estimate and did the work the next day. He was extremely friendly, very fair and prompt. He did the repair while I was at work and sent pictures. No hidden costs. I will definitely use Alpha and Omega Exteriors again when needed.read more
Brandon Bonner
Brandon Bonner
15:09 27 Dec 18
Just had new roof and gutters installed at my home. The work was done quickly and neatly. These guys are pleasant and professional, all questions and concerns addressed honestly. The work was completed start to finish within 2 days with no nonsense! The finished product is beautiful, I have no complaints and would definitely recommend the services of Alpha and Omega Exteriors.read more
Jonatan Schabel
Jonatan Schabel
15:07 28 Dec 18
Great experience! I heard squirrels running through my ceiling and walls over the winter. Come spring i noticed that my gutters were sagging where the squirrels broke in and roof shingles looked askew. No more nuts for those little buggers! I called Alpha and Omega Exteriors because of all the positive reviews. John came by as scheduled he gave me two options to take care of the problem. He scheduled a day to do the work, showed up on time finished it in a day and kept to the estimate. Very knowledgeable, professional and great price. Would highly recommend this company and will hire again if need be. Thanks guys for a great job!read more
Jenny Raphael
Jenny Raphael
14:38 01 Jan 19
Discovered Done Right through our insurance agent and have been very happy with the quality of work and products they have installed as well as how affordable it is. They did our roof first and tore off the old solar panels, it was done fast and they did a great job cleaning up during and after the installation. When we decided to get siding and windows we gave them a call, they beat the other quotes by thousands of dollars. The job was done as promised, the house looks great. Thanks John!read more
John Goodman
John Goodman
16:31 31 Dec 18
Professional,experience, reliable work Well done not only on time but you can talk to John and ask him any questions you have. As a home owner myself I was asking to many questions about the job that he did and he answer them with no problem. They are understanding and a professional company. The job was done on time and left very clean. Thank you Alpha and Omega Exteriors.read more
David Borbones
David Borbones
15:27 04 Jan 19
I was very happy with the service and quality of work performed by Alpha and Omega Exteriors. While another local company stated I needed a new roof White Castle and another firm were very emphatic that it was not necessary and I needed only minor repairs. Tina was great to work with and good with follow up. I would highly recommend this company for roof replacement or repair. Thanks for a great job.read more
Meredith Whitt
Meredith Whitt
17:22 06 Jan 19
Alpha and Omega Exteriors fixed our roof when we had a leak in our house. Mike came out with a drone to send up to take pictures of the roof. The staff kept in touch with me, sent all documents and an estimate of the cost for the work. They made it all very convenient and easy for me. Everyone was courteous and helpful. The guys that did the roof work did an excellent job and went above and beyond in the quality of their work. They also emailed me photos of the completed work. I am very satisfied with Alpha and Omega Exteriors, would use them again and would recommend them to anybody that needs work done.read more
Wanda Witherell
Wanda Witherell
17:26 06 Jan 19
After having several estimates for a total roof replacement on one of the houses of our estate, we found to get the best price for the longest warranty with Alpha and Omega Exteriors. They came as promised in the morning and finished the whole roof in one day. They removed all the debris and within reasonable timed installed the new skylight, which had to be custom made as well as a drainage pipe. We are very happy with the great job they did so efficiently and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Alpha and Omega Exteriorsread more
Sadie Cudd
Sadie Cudd
17:53 07 Jan 19
My parents bought a house recently that needed to be renovated from " head to toe". We called a few companies to get an estimate for a complete roof and gutter swap out, but didn't like any of them. When I found Alpha and Omega Exteriors and spoke with John, I already knew we will get a nice deal! My parents really liked him too and here we go getting our roof fix finally! Everything was done same day! Their team worked extremely careful but fast at the same time! If you want to deal with professionals that get the job done right I would recommend looking into Alpha and Omega Exteriors.read more
Angel Numbers
Angel Numbers
13:20 13 Jan 19
My experience with Mike and Alpha and Omega Exteriors was excellent. He takes great pride in his work and delivers excellent quality and is very friendly and professional. He took time to educate me about the process and materials which made me feel very confident about his abilities. My 50 year old flat roof had really started to leak, but now it's beautiful, shiny and waterproof, all for a fair price. Mike even called after a heavy rain a few days later to make sure there were no leaks. I highly recommend him!read more
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Dina Greene
Dina Greene
15:49 10 Feb 17
This company did great work. They helped with my insurance claim after a storm and I ended up with a quality product. I love my new roof! They were kind,quick and clean. I highly recommend them.read more
Tom Carlson
Tom Carlson
20:00 21 Jul 16
Great experience. They pointed out problems my untrained eye couldn't spot, worked as my advocate with the home owners insurance company, and finished the job in a little over a day. Really positive experience.read more
amy kristen
amy kristen
19:53 16 Dec 18
Called Alpha and Omega Exteriors after having difficulty finding a contractor to take care of the bathroom exhaust vents in my house. I just needed an extra vent in the roof, and the existing tubing to go to the roof. This was a house I just bought where the job had initially been done improperly. Someone was able to come to my house on Saturday, sent me an exact quote on Monday, got them the signed contract on Tuesday, and they had me scheduled for Wednesday. They were scheduled to begin work between 11 and 12. They called me in the morning and explained another job had gotten done sooner than expected, so they could be at my house earlier. That's great. Since it was a small job, they were finished quickly and done before the end of their original arrival window. Everyone involved seemed very professional and polite. They got everything done quickly as well. If I have something else in the scope of their work, then I'll give them a call.read more
Rory Hansen
Rory Hansen
20:14 16 Dec 18
I again am so grateful to this company. This is now my third time calling Alpha and Omega Exteriors, and once again they have been stellar. Honest, honest, honest and fairly priced. You don't find a company with better integrity. Each and every person I have worked with has become personally invested in my house and the state of my roof. This spring, my aging roof had multiple leaks. Alpha and Omega Exteriors came out, and said the time has come. I said I couldn't afford a new roof right away, and instead they painstakingly tarred my roof, wherever it was worn, until I can replace the roof next year with savings. Since then, we have gone through very severe weather here in Chicago, and there has not been one leak, even a trickle. Thank you, Alpha and Omega Exteriors.read more
Betty Garza
Betty Garza
17:56 17 Dec 18
Outstanding service and outstanding quality work. From the beginning to the end Alpha and Omega Exteriors communicated effectively. Not only did they give me the best price, They started earlier than I expected and completed the job in one day. The crew showed up on time and worked hard to complete a tear off, repairs, new roof, proper venting and flashing on both the house and garage. Even They walked the roof with me on completion because I wanted to look closely at the details.Clean up was great. I highly recommend Alpha and Omega Exteriors, Reliable and the crew. Great experience. Super value for the price.read more
Roxanne Weissnat
Roxanne Weissnat
17:45 17 Dec 18
I called Alpha and Omega Exteriors recommend by my friend. I like supporting local businesses. They returned my call right away, came out and gave me the best estimate out of the other roofers I called. The job was done in one day, spot on estimate, and the clean up was excellent! I'll be Alpha and Omega Exteriors in the future.read more
Adela Lott
Adela Lott
18:19 17 Dec 18
Had a leak in my kitchen and had another roofer out who said it was not the roof. Alpha and Omega Exteriors came out and found the problem and repaired it that afternoon! For a reasonable price! Will recommend and use this company again! Professional and reliable!read more
Lula Feil
Lula Feil
19:37 17 Dec 18
Alpha and Omega Exteriors and their team did a fantastic job installing my new roof. They are professional and neat. I had gotten 3 other quotes and chose this company because they were professional, came out the same day to give me the estimate and installed it the following week in one day. Thank you so much guys.read more
Jerrod Dawson
Jerrod Dawson
19:07 17 Dec 18
I just spoke with Alpha and Omega Exteriors regarding snow and ice removal from my roof. Although they couldn't help due to insurance issues, They seemed very knowledgeable and shared with me several things that I can do myself to help my cause. I will definitely keep them in mind for any future roofing needs.read more
Jennifer Gorecki
Jennifer Gorecki
20:26 18 Dec 18
Integrity, experience and great attention to detail. It's what we all look for in a contractor. Alpha and Omega Exteriors took the time to guide us through the roof replacement process and gave us great advice on the options available. Their crew was professional, courteous and were careful to leave the grounds as clean as when they arrived. The roof looks amazing, and we have peace of mind knowing that the work was done correctly and will last. Highly recommended Alpha and Omega Exteriors!read more
John Bell
John Bell
17:55 19 Dec 18
I highly recommend Alpha and Omega Exteriors and their crew!! Good work, reliable, and a good price. Others tried and failed to fix my flat garage roof, but they did such a good job and finally fixed my problem. The members was great to work with, very professional, and made it a positive experience. I will be sure to pass their number along to friends and family who are looking for a dependable company who gets the job done correctly, and at a decent price.read more
Dorothy Taylor
Dorothy Taylor
19:23 18 Dec 18
My husband and I met with several companies for our new roof and nobody stood out like Alpha and Omega Exteriors! From our first meeting to the very end of the job, They were wonderful and easy to communicate with. At our first meeting, They sat down with me and explained the entire process step by step and answered every question I had with great detail. Alpha and Omega Exteriors and their team did a fantastic job on our roof. They were extremely professional and respectful of our property. Throughout the entire process, They provided me with updates on where the team was at in the process - which was great! All members is extremely professional, thorough, and an all around great guy! I will be recommending them to anybody and everybody I know. Alpha and Omega Exteriors is officially my roof and siding "go-to" guy! Thank you, !!read more
David Reed
David Reed
17:10 19 Dec 18
Dealt with the owner of Alpha and Omega Exteriors. Very professional all the way around. Could not ask for better customer service. Kept me informed every step of the way. Crew was excellent as well. Had three bids with one being lower but chose Reliable anyway, one of my better decisions. From start to finish, excellent experience. If I ever own a business, I hope it will be as well thought of as I think of them. If they did painting, landscaping, plumbing, and tree trimming I would never need anybody else. They would get it all.read more
David Gilbert
David Gilbert
20:31 21 Dec 18
Excellent service and professionalism from beginning to end! I couldn't be any happier with my choice to have Alpha and Omega replace my roof. From the first day they showed up to provide an estimate I felt like I was always a priority to them. They explained what to expect from start to finish and met every promise they made. I really appreciated the level of service, attention to detail and quality workmanship. I highly recommend these guys!read more
Jorge Lund
Jorge Lund
15:15 27 Dec 18
I highly recommend Alpha and Omega Exteriors. I left a message and John responded quickly. He came that afternoon and gave a very fair estimate and did the work the next day. He was extremely friendly, very fair and prompt. He did the repair while I was at work and sent pictures. No hidden costs. I will definitely use Alpha and Omega Exteriors again when needed.read more
Brandon Bonner
Brandon Bonner
15:09 27 Dec 18
Just had new roof and gutters installed at my home. The work was done quickly and neatly. These guys are pleasant and professional, all questions and concerns addressed honestly. The work was completed start to finish within 2 days with no nonsense! The finished product is beautiful, I have no complaints and would definitely recommend the services of Alpha and Omega Exteriors.read more
Jonatan Schabel
Jonatan Schabel
15:07 28 Dec 18
Great experience! I heard squirrels running through my ceiling and walls over the winter. Come spring i noticed that my gutters were sagging where the squirrels broke in and roof shingles looked askew. No more nuts for those little buggers! I called Alpha and Omega Exteriors because of all the positive reviews. John came by as scheduled he gave me two options to take care of the problem. He scheduled a day to do the work, showed up on time finished it in a day and kept to the estimate. Very knowledgeable, professional and great price. Would highly recommend this company and will hire again if need be. Thanks guys for a great job!read more
Jenny Raphael
Jenny Raphael
14:38 01 Jan 19
Discovered Done Right through our insurance agent and have been very happy with the quality of work and products they have installed as well as how affordable it is. They did our roof first and tore off the old solar panels, it was done fast and they did a great job cleaning up during and after the installation. When we decided to get siding and windows we gave them a call, they beat the other quotes by thousands of dollars. The job was done as promised, the house looks great. Thanks John!read more
John Goodman
John Goodman
16:31 31 Dec 18
Professional,experience, reliable work Well done not only on time but you can talk to John and ask him any questions you have. As a home owner myself I was asking to many questions about the job that he did and he answer them with no problem. They are understanding and a professional company. The job was done on time and left very clean. Thank you Alpha and Omega Exteriors.read more
David Borbones
David Borbones
15:27 04 Jan 19
I was very happy with the service and quality of work performed by Alpha and Omega Exteriors. While another local company stated I needed a new roof White Castle and another firm were very emphatic that it was not necessary and I needed only minor repairs. Tina was great to work with and good with follow up. I would highly recommend this company for roof replacement or repair. Thanks for a great job.read more
Meredith Whitt
Meredith Whitt
17:22 06 Jan 19
Alpha and Omega Exteriors fixed our roof when we had a leak in our house. Mike came out with a drone to send up to take pictures of the roof. The staff kept in touch with me, sent all documents and an estimate of the cost for the work. They made it all very convenient and easy for me. Everyone was courteous and helpful. The guys that did the roof work did an excellent job and went above and beyond in the quality of their work. They also emailed me photos of the completed work. I am very satisfied with Alpha and Omega Exteriors, would use them again and would recommend them to anybody that needs work done.read more
Wanda Witherell
Wanda Witherell
17:26 06 Jan 19
After having several estimates for a total roof replacement on one of the houses of our estate, we found to get the best price for the longest warranty with Alpha and Omega Exteriors. They came as promised in the morning and finished the whole roof in one day. They removed all the debris and within reasonable timed installed the new skylight, which had to be custom made as well as a drainage pipe. We are very happy with the great job they did so efficiently and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Alpha and Omega Exteriorsread more
Sadie Cudd
Sadie Cudd
17:53 07 Jan 19
My parents bought a house recently that needed to be renovated from " head to toe". We called a few companies to get an estimate for a complete roof and gutter swap out, but didn't like any of them. When I found Alpha and Omega Exteriors and spoke with John, I already knew we will get a nice deal! My parents really liked him too and here we go getting our roof fix finally! Everything was done same day! Their team worked extremely careful but fast at the same time! If you want to deal with professionals that get the job done right I would recommend looking into Alpha and Omega Exteriors.read more
Angel Numbers
Angel Numbers
13:20 13 Jan 19
My experience with Mike and Alpha and Omega Exteriors was excellent. He takes great pride in his work and delivers excellent quality and is very friendly and professional. He took time to educate me about the process and materials which made me feel very confident about his abilities. My 50 year old flat roof had really started to leak, but now it's beautiful, shiny and waterproof, all for a fair price. Mike even called after a heavy rain a few days later to make sure there were no leaks. I highly recommend him!read more
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