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Commercial Cedar Roofs

At Shake Guys we offer more than the best repairs and installations of commercial cedar roofs. We work with property owners and managers to develop world-class care plans to elongate lifespans and keep the cedar looking its best. Below you’ll find information on our commercial roof specialties including:

  • Maintenance Plans
  • One-off Repairs
  • Restoration (Preservation treatments)
  • Cedar Roof Installation

Maintaining Commercial Cedar Roofs

Roof maintenance is best way to improve the longevity of your roof and save money by eliminating the cost and inconvenience of replacement. We help make sure that our clients’ roofs receive regular and effective maintenance. We also look for ways to be environmentally friendly, so regular maintenance also avoids the disposal of worn roofing into the landfill. Your maintenance plan with Shake Guys provides you with the information you need for ongoing personal attention whenever you call us. We provide free inspections, so you don’t have to wait until you have water leaking through the roof or mold in the attic. Our proven processes provide your cedar shake roof the highest possible quality protection. In addition to the support of our expert technicians, our website has up-to-date information available to help you with techniques and helpful tips that can be easily used between maintenance appointments.

Cedar must be able to breathe, and it’s important for the life of your cedar roof that it is kept clear of debris on the surface of the shakes and in the spaces between. Regular maintenance must include processes that will thoroughly clean the roof without the use of abusive cleansers. It is also important to give attention to the storm drains, gutters and downspouts, making sure that they are cleaned at least twice a year. Other preventative maintenance around the home can reduce how frequently maintenance steps are required. Tree branches should be trimmed to prevent overhang, which could keep moisture on the roof and lead to water damage.

Roof Maintenance Program Benefits include:

  • Free estimates
  • Biannual visual survey inspections (with inspection report & photos)
  • Moisture survey inspections (with inspection report & photos)
  • Regular cleaning of roof surface (especially at drains)
  • Examining surface membrane to check for bald spots
  • Checking for un-adhered seams and tears in membrane
  • Examining ponding areas closely
  • Checking metal flashing and caulking at equipment penetrations
  • Renovation of existing roof system to maintenance status
  • Response within 24 hours for leak repairs and within 48 hours for other emergencies
  • Roof repairs


When your roof is in need of repairs due to wear and tear or weather conditions, we recommend that our clients contact us immediately. Proactive or immediate action when repairs are needed can make the difference between a quick service call and a full roof replacement. You also want your roof repair technician to make sure that the area doesn’t look patched or inconsistent with the roof’s overall appearance. Because we at Shake Guys are experts in cedar roofing, you will benefit from our passion for fine craftsmanship and personal service. You will have the confidence of knowing that your home will maintain its aesthetic beauty and the value of your investment. During our inspection, we will discuss the most cost-effective process to protect your roof. If other problems are discovered during a repair, you will be promptly updated with information, including our recommendation for the best resolution.


If your roof is beginning to show signs of wear or the appearance is fading, our restoration services can bring your roof back to its original splendor. Regular restoration services keep your rooftop clear of debris and remove any moss or other green growth. We take pride in our experience and expertise. Our restoration process will include techniques that will also preserve your roofing. Preservation helps prevent mold, mildew and fungus growth. Our restoration and prevention processes will also help your roof fight the elements, extending the life of your cedar roofing.  And because we understand that weather conditions can be unpredictable in the Chicago area, our cedar roofing experts are also able to help streamline the insurance claim process. We understand the information needed by the insurance agency, and we will be there to support you during the claims process. We will begin work right away to restore your home to its original look and condition.


We believe that choosing us first will give you a roof that will last a lifetime. If you are a new homeowner in the Chicagoland area, or if someone else tried, but failed, to give you the service that you deserve for your home, give our experts a call. We can inspect your roof and let you know the best course of action to make sure that your family and home interior has the best protection.  If a roof replacement is necessary, we will walk you through the plan so that you will know the timeline and cost of your replacement. We use the best quality product to bring you the best results: well-inspected, high-grade western red cedar wood, top quality hardware and fasteners, special finishes and treatments. Our craftsmanship includes time-proven skills and perfected modern techniques. The end product is a roof that has the high quality and guarantees that our customers have come to expect from Shake Guys.

Shake Guys also provides the same quality service for commercial roof maintenance. Our partnership with property managers and facility owners provides the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your commercial building will receive the best maintenance available. We provide all of the superior services extended to our residential customers along with the professional care needed from a cedar roof commercial contractor.

  • Contact us for any of these commercial property solutions:
  • Property damage inspections, assessments and recommendations
  • Roofing, siding and copper restoration: replacement or repair
  • Roof maintenance services: Upkeep via proper cleaning techniques
  • Insurance restoration claims: Property damage inspection/assessment, project management and reconstruction

Shake Guys’ commercial experience includes:

  • Single-use and multi-use commercial buildings
  • Property services ranging from single apartment buildings to large multifamily complexes
  • Townhome and condominium developments with homeowners associations
  • Hotels and motels

Whether you need residential or commercial services, contact the experts at Shake Guys to receive that best cedar roof services available in the Chicago area.

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