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Images © 2006-2016 Custom Shingles

Images © 2006-2016 Custom Shingles

 

Seawave Roof

A sense of harmony between natural and manmade elements is one of the hallmarks of modern architectural design. Seawave roofs — also known as oceanwave or simply wave roofs — mimic the flowing, coursed waves of the ocean to create a naturally calming and utterly unique visual impression.

Seawave roofs require skilled installation techniques, and are often complemented with radiused roof edges, rounding hips and valleys and other architectural features. The full effect is one that truly captures the seamless flow of nature.

Custom Shingles can provide everything you need to install, repair or restore a seawave roof. If you’re considering adding one to your property, our professional team can evaluate your home and recommend the best method for doing so. If you already have an oceanwave or other curved cedar roof, we can help keep it looking and performing its best, well into the future.

Images © 2006-2016 Custom Shingles

Images © 2006-2016 Custom Shingles

We can mimic the flowing ocean waves and create a flowing dramatic visual impression.

Custom Shingles can provide everything you need to install, repair or restore a seawave roof. If you’re considering adding one to your property, our professional team can evaluate your home and recommend the best method for doing so. If you already have an oceanwave or other curved cedar roof, we can help keep it looking and performing its best, well into the future.


Images © 2006-2016 Custom Shingles

Images © 2006-2016 Custom Shingles

Making Waves

Though you wouldn’t know it from the current ubiquity of synthetic shingles, cedar has a long history as a building material. It was used to build the temple of King Solomon and the ships of Alexander the Great, and has been formed into shakes and shingles for use in homes around the world.

At Custom Shingles, we typically use western red, eastern white or Alaskan yellow cedar to create our seawave roofs. We also create teak and wallaba shingles in custom shapes and designs. These are abundant, sustainably grown species that offer protection against hail, wind, rain, sun and other extreme weather conditions. Each project is unique, and each roof can be customized to accommodate the specific weather conditions it will face in your location.

Though cedar is softwood, it can typically last for 30 years and much more, when treated and installed properly. That’s why it’s so important to work with a contractor who is experienced with and knowledgeable about this unique product. At Custom Shingles, we’ve been installing seawave and other cedar roofs since 1982. In fact, we’re one of the few remaining companies in the United States that steam-bends its own shingles to order.

Check out our blog to see examples of wave roof projects we’ve completed in the past, including the Seahorse Palace of Barrington, Illinois.


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