The Amazing Benefits of Synthetic Cedar Shake Roofing

If you’ve been thinking about a new roof for your home and have begun doing some research, right about now, you’re probably a little confused by all the choices in front of you. You also might have a headache. Fear not, dear reader; we’re going to point you in a direction you might enjoy ― Synthetic cedar shake roofing, also known as Brava shake.

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Unless you’re in the roofing business, you may not know much about Brava shake roofing shingles. So, here’s everything you need to know in a nutshell: Brava shake is the best overall synthetic cedar shake roofing alternative on the market in 2021. Now, let’s answer the one pressing question on your mind: Why?

The “why” regarding synthetic cedar shake roofing, or Brava shakes, is best explained in its five main benefits.

Brava Shake Roofs are Environmentally Friendly

It may sound strange to call a roof environmentally friendly, but hear us out. Not only are these synthetic cedar shake roof shingles made of recycled material, but no trees had to be cut down to make them. If you’re keeping score at home, that’s two solid eco-friendly reasons to choose synthetic cedar shake roofing over real cedar.

These synthetic cedar shake roof shingles are 100 percent recycled and recyclable, meaning this cycle will continue to show environmental benefits indefinitely. This low impact on our environment also has generational benefits, for your kids, your grandkids, and even your grandkid’s kids. It’s hard to put a value on something so valuable.

And just to be clear; no trees had to be cut down to create this blog post either!

Brava Shake Roofs are Beautiful

In the past, synthetic cedar shake roofing wasn’t very realistic looking and failed in comparison to real cedar shake. Well, not anymore.

Thanks to modern technology, these Brava shake shingles have an authentic cedar look and feel. The earth tone appearance options include four pre-blended colors and three solid colors. And Brava can even create any custom color or custom color combination that you can imagine.

These synthetic cedar shake roof shingles can also be installed in straight courses for a more refined appearance or in a staggered application for a more rugged and natural look.

Brava’s polymer shingles have all the benefits of composite roofing material plus the superior craftsmanship and customization to satisfy even the most discerning of homeowners. You want natural beauty, you got it. You want a rustic appearance, not a problem. You want the split textures of real cedar shake shingles without all the fuss, you’ve got that, too.

Brava Shake Roofs are Durable

There is a reason why you get a 50-year limited warranty with Brava shake roofs, compared to just a 30-year limited warranty with real cedar shake shingles. Trust us, this doesn’t happen by accident. And not only is the life expectancy of synthetic cedar shake roofing longer, but you’ll enjoy less maintenance and fewer repairs with Brava shake roofs. 

Brava shake roofing shingles pass the most stringent of testing. The impact rating is Class 4, the highest in the industry. The fire rating is UL Class A, also the best in the industry. Even in places that are prone to wildfires, like California, Oregon, and Colorado, Brava shake shingles have been approved for use. By comparison, cedar shake roofs catch fire more easily and spread more quickly, even with the additional fireproof coating.

If you opt for synthetic cedar shake roof shingles, you’ll also enjoy tremendous wind resistance and less weathering than you would with real cedar. The UV protection guarantees that colors will fade more slowly. And Brava shake roofs are even more resistant to bugs and insects.

Brava Shake Roofs Have More Accessories

Is there anything more 21st Century than accessories? Whether you’re talking about your phone case or your roof, customization is the flavor of the day. However, when it comes to synthetic cedar shake roofing, those customization options are a bit more subtle.

Brava shake roofs come with the following accessories:

  • Starter ― 14″ length x 12″ width: The cavity back starter is used along the eave line to provide proper cant for the first row of shake.
  • Hip & Ridge ― 14″ length x 6″ x 5-3/8″ width: The hip & ridge trim give all Brava shake roofs a finished appearance, and nail hole indicators assist in installation, though, at least a 3” overlap is required.
  • Solid Tile ― 23 ± ⅛” length x 12 ± ⅛” width: Brava shake’s solid tile accessory gives the roof a realistic appearance; the solid tiles are generally used along the gable and in open valleys.


Yes, we should have issued an Industry Jargon warning before introducing that accessory list. However, if you choose a synthetic cedar shake roof from Brava, these are things that may be important to you.

Brava Shake Roofs Will Save You Money

To be fair, the devil is in the details here, as Brava synthetic cedar shake roofing is a bit more expensive upfront. This is why we worded this section the way we did because, in the long-run, you will likely save some money.

We already mentioned that Brava shake roofs require less maintenance and usually result in fewer repairs, but this bears repeating as this is a great way to save money. Don’t discount just how costly maintenance and repairs can be when it comes to roofing.

Not only is synthetic cedar shake roofing more durable than real cedar, but it’s also more energy-efficient. And living on long island, this can be a tremendous savings over the lifetime of your Brava shake roof. Is the upfront cost more expensive than real cedar? Sure. But it’s not overpriced, and it’s an investment that will likely pay off in the end.

If you have a yearning to learn more about Brava shake roofing, contact us at any time. Hire a professional brava shake installer on long island. We service all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, along with the east-end of Long Island. East Hampton, South Hampton, Quogue, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, West Hamptons and More! Contact the only experienced Suffolk County Brava shake installer today. 

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Joseph Elshazly
Joseph Elshazly
Joseph Elshazly is the President and Chief Marketing Officer of Rapid Restoration Group. "Skills are cheap, passion is priceless" is the motto he lives by.

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