Historic Honolulu Project Chooses Lifetime Roof

Maintaining the natural aesthetic of cedar shake while avoiding high maintenance costs and short lifespans is what makes Enviroshake the perfect roofing solution for historic project restorations.

Enviroshake has thousands of installations across the world at award-winning golf courses, luxury resorts & hotels, and historical projects, including a recent historic project in Hawaii.

Built in 1940, this 7,500 sqft Honolulu home needed to replace a failing cedar shake roof. Our Aged Cedar Envirocool was installed by True Home Hawaii Roofing this year.

Homeowner, Charlie Bruce, found Enviroshake while searching for superior alternatives to cedar. Though our zero maintenance and lifetime warranty were his two deciding factors, Enviroshake is chosen over other synthetics for many reasons. We are the perfect choice for a Hawaiian historic project because we live up to our claims:

  • Fire – Class A fire rating (best available)
  • Cool Roof – CRRC rated products available
  • Wind – 180 MPH (best available)
  • Impact – Class 4 (best available)
  • Aesthetics – Authentic look of real cedar & slate
  • UV resistance – HALS (best-in-class UV inhibitors)
  • Rainwater run-off – Potable, safe to drink
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • Critter and animal resistant

Charlie was not disappointed with his decision to install Enviroshake. Here's what he had to say:


by Charlie Bruce
Best-In-Class Product; Excellent Customer Service
Based on our research, the Enviroshake product (EnviroCool to be specific) is the best available alternative to Cedar shake. The next-to-zero maintenance and 50-year warranty (which is about double the useful life of cedar) were two significant factors in our decision to use Enviroshake.

But the best part of our experience so far has been the customer service. Brad Sawyer has been knowledgeable and patient throughout the process. Because we are installing on an historic property, we needed state approval -- Brad provided research on other Enviroshake installations that helped us obtain our approval. Internally, for us, decisions require multiple layers of diligence and approvals, and Brad navigated our process with patience and cheer. Brad also provided our contractor with tremendous support in scoping our project, determining appropriate underlayment, etc.

Despite all of the "supply chain issues" in the news, Enviroshake's production and delivery of the product (to Hawaii) beat everyone's expectations. They started production on the day they said they would, they completed production and shipped on the day they said they would, and the product reached our driveway within the two-hour window they predicted it would when it left Toronto.

It has been a smooth and predictable process -- thanks to Enviroshake's best-in-class product and Brad Sawyer's excellent customer service.

Our engineered synthetic roofing material offers homeowners like Charlie a lifetime of confidence in their Enviroshake roof.

Learn more about our fully transferable limited lifetime warranty or contact us today to talk to an expert about your project!

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