Oil and vinegar dont mix..And neither do shingles and fire.

Home Builder with Complete Design

Yes its true, somethings just don't mix well. Drinking and driving, your tongue and a frozen metal pole, and a cat in a room full of snakes. Ok , i made up the last one :).

Some great ideas at one time don't seem so great later. Wood shingled roofs are one of those. Wood doesn't go well with fire, wood actually doesn't do great even with water. The reason wooden shingles were popular is the abundance of wood, and the absence of lightweight concrete.As technology grew, so did our choices in materials. Those choices continue today..building and picking materials isn't the same. Your choices have broadened, and many are beautiful. Remember new homes aren't just pretty, they are safer and more efficient.

mike rock

Granite Bay Ca.

Custom Homes

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Comments (12)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Mike Rock imagine the labor intensity of putting on a roof with wood shingles.... the cost must be astronomical...

Oct 04, 2015 11:12 PM
Mike Rock

its pretty thou :)

Oct 04, 2015 11:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Mike Rock,

You won't find any wood shingles in Austin! With our heat can you imagine what could happen. Most of our homes are built with  brick or stone as we are concerned about cooling..our shingles are usually composition and dark colors are not preferred!! Tile or concrete roofs too in some communities. Loved your title!!

Oct 04, 2015 11:20 PM
Mike Rock

thank you Dorie :)

Oct 04, 2015 11:25 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Mike,

Your last one a mongoose would like!

The city here now requires all homes to get a permit and an inspection to redo the roof. Those with cedar shake are required to do a tear off as well as an inspection when done.

Make yourself a great day.

Oct 04, 2015 11:25 PM
Mike Rock

yes.so true. i love the mongoose. they are amazing creatures

Oct 04, 2015 11:26 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Safer and more efficient is the ticket Mike......I like the way you got there.

Oct 04, 2015 11:27 PM
Mike Rock

from you sir, that  is a great compliment

Oct 04, 2015 11:28 PM
Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

Is the safer and more efficient home pictured above your blog post.

Oct 04, 2015 11:49 PM
Mike Rock

yes sir it is, we call it the retro style :)

Oct 04, 2015 11:52 PM
Mike Rock

yes..its a retro look for sure, with a indoor out look :)

Oct 05, 2015 12:23 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Monday morning Mike Rock -

You'll be hard pressed to find wooden shingles in the New Mexico area.  We see tile or flat roofs in our area.  Certainly don't need any extra fire hazards in the desert.

Oct 05, 2015 12:00 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Seems like common sense to me, but the history you gave on it also makes sense for why they came about.  A little TLC might make that a wonderful home, haha.

Oct 05, 2015 01:30 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

There are still a few random cedar shingled roofs here in my area. Of course the homes were built in the 70's and for whatever reason the homeowners haven't switched roof styles. But in this desert heat it amazes me that someone would still have a wooden roof. 

Oct 05, 2015 03:43 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Wood shingles don't work in South  Florida . . . . Heat . . . . water . . . . high winds makes the life of wood shingles short.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 05, 2015 09:42 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Ah yes, sorry to say, I have been there with the tongue stuck to frozen pole and it sounds like you have too, LOL. Hey, it was a dare!

Oct 05, 2015 11:44 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

it wasnt a dare for me, i thought i would see what metal tasted like :) Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents 

Oct 05, 2015 12:22 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I still see some old houses around  with black chunks on top, looks like wood shingles. 

Nov 18, 2015 07:00 AM