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Why do nothing and wait for your roof to leak before installing a new roof? Give your shake roof proper maintenance every 5 years, and pay the fraction of the cost of a new roof!

What are the average maintenance costs?

This all depends on the pitch, manufacturer, length of time between services, as well as the installation quality. A ballpark figure would be between $100 and $400 per year.

Do you require our services?

Our simple DIY checklist can give you some clues:

  1. Curled shakes appear to be "lifting". Look from the street or out a bedroom window, they do not lay flat. The shakes that are curled also expose the inter ply roofing felt and after time can jeopardize the roofing system.
  2. Decaying shakes appear "black" or a darker shade of grey than the other shakes on the roof, and may crumble when handled. Occasionally they form as a tear drop or vertical lines on the roof.
  3. Ridge cap staples working themselves loose. Look at the ridge cap from the ground or out a bedroom window and concentrate on the staples that hold the ridge cap together. Eventually some of the ridge cap will crack and fall out not protecting the roofing system from the elements.


We know all areas of Alberta building code standards. Worried about the possibility of your pine roof rotting? Trying to sell your house? Need your roof appraised? Possible hail damage? Don't agree with your insurance company? Just had your house roofed, did they install it correctly?

Get an honest and accurate assessment of your wood roof, from the quality of installation to the condition of the shakes. Inspections start from as low as $149.95.


Do you have a leak that no one has been able to fix? Let our quality service technicians do the job right the first time, guaranteed. Skylights and vents always seem to be a problem. Ever wake up to find Niagara Falls in your kitchen? Try our exclusive 24 hour "Leak Line"!

5 Year Maintenance

Pine has received very bad press lately. Don't be intimidated into re-roofing! The fact is all exterior wood products require some form of maintenance, and your roof is no exception. Pine is a fabulous product and will easily last for 25 years , provided it gets a little TLC every 5 years. Shake Experts will provide a general check-up and remedy any problems that might affect the longevity of your roofing system.

An ounce of prevention = a pound of cure. Where a re-roof can run from $7,000 - $18,000, an average five-year service call will only cost between $500 and $2000. Shake Experts will help ensure that your roofing system lasts for 25 years and possibly beyond. You can rest assured you have Experts on the job!

For Pine Shake Information

For additional information on untreated pine shakes in your area, visit the Municipal Affairs site!

Get the cedar and pine shake roof experts on your side – give Shake Experts Inc a call!


Fun Facts

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