Cedar shakes and Shingles was contacted by an existing customer for a new roof that had us install the original roof 25 years earlier. The goal of the project was to select materials that would give the house the same overall feel but the owners were open to new material choices. The house design was low and stretched from side to side but had long rafter lines which gave the roof a very strong presence. It was decided that pressure treated heavy shakes would be used as the main material but the cedar would get copper flashing strips laced into the cedar every 6th course to preserve the cedar and also keep moss and fungus from forming on the cedar over time. It was also decided that two roof sections would be done in pre-painted standing seam metal. This would give the long left to right roof line a more compact feel. This would be achieved by the vertical metal standing seam lines breaking the horizontal lines of the cedar. A rear low pitched shed dormer roof would also get standing seam metal. Because the roof style would change the owners were concerned about the final look of the house. We provided the owners with an artist rendering of the new roof material choices set into the existing landscape picture so they could see firsthand the final roof effect. A detached guest house was also done in matching cedar shakes. The fproject was completed by installing all new custom wood shutters with a color change to highlight both the new cedar roof and the new standing seam metal roof.