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Images © 2006-2017 Custom Shingles

Composite and Synthetic Shingles


Sometimes, authentic Cedar or hardwood shingles simply aren’t the right choice for a project. Whether it’s due to local regulations, extreme environmental conditions or specific working requirements that genuine wood can’t accommodate, composite or synthetic shakes and shingles are a great alternative.

As part of our commitment to providing solutions for all homeowners, Custom Shingles is proud to offer many of our most popular products in a synthetic or composite option. Choose from composite Cedar roofing, composite Cedar siding shingles, synthetic wood shingles and more.

What Are Composite Cedar Shingles?


Composite Cedar roofing products replicate the look and feel of natural Cedar shingles and shakes, but primarily consist of recycled plastics instead of real wood. 3D modelling is employed to capture the specific graining, texture and other characteristics of the real thing.

In addition to meeting certain regional fire code regulations, a synthetic Cedar shingle roof has the advantage of being:

  • Fully resistant to mold, mildew and other damage
  • Easier to maintain and can be longer-lasting than some natural wood products
  • More durable in the face of extreme weather and temperature changes
  • Less prone to warping, cracking or discoloration over time
  • Potentially better for the environment, as it employs recycled materials

While some homeowners swear by real wood for its unique charm and vibrancy, there’s a strong argument to be made for well-built synthetic roofing alternatives. Of course, not all products are made equally, and who you choose to partner with will have a large impact on the success of a finished product. That’s where Custom Shingles comes in.

Advanced Synthetic Cedar Shingles for Your Most Demanding Applications


At Custom Shingles, we’ve taken our more than 30 years of expertise and applied it to a lineup of synthetic products that perfectly replicates the look and feel of genuine Cedar. Our products can be bent and shaped in a number of ways, allowing you to craft complex architectural creations that are utterly distinct from the norm.

One look at some of the synthetic Cedar shingle roof projects in our Portfolio Gallery is all you need to see the quality of our work in action. Take, for example, the Tudor-style home we worked on in Lake Arrowhead, CA. Local regulations prohibited the use of Cedar shingles, so we steamed and hand-bent a composite alternative to create a dramatic sea wave pattern that perfectly complemented the home’s natural surroundings. Check out the results for yourself here.

The Professional’s Choice in Composite Wood Shingles


Our success on projects such as the Lake Arrowhead home has been showcased in leading publications such as Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Digest and even Vogue magazine. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what homeowner Steve Titus had to say about his experience:

After exhausting all of my options to find a qualified local contractor, I contacted Custom Shingles out of Florida. Not only were they extremely professional, they organized a crew in a timely manner, researched and tested a new composite product to create the storybook look, and worked very efficiently to create an amazing new wave-style roof for our mountain cottage. Our neighbors have all complimented the final result.

Ready to find out what we can do for you? Give us a call to speak with a representative today.