One of Hawaii’s best looking roofs, installed locally by Aluminum Shake Roofing Inc, is the Country Manor Shake (CMS) system. The CMS roof system was developed by Alcoa in 1974 and is currently manufactured in Ohio by Classic Products. You get the look of hand-split cedar shakes without the drawbacks. It may be the coolest, most lightweight and longest-lasting roof on the market, but will it last for 40 years or more?

See for yourself. The pictures on this page show some of hundreds of CMS roofs that were installed at least 20 years ago. They all still look beautiful and continue to keep the weather out.

Conventional asphalt composition shingle roofs need to be replaced every 15 years on average. If you travel around Oahu and look for the oldest roofs in the most mature neighborhoods, you will find countless examples of old Alumalock aluminum shingle roofs that are 40, 50, even 60 years old, and are going strong with no signs of deterioration other than a paint coating that may have eroded away.


While those roofs still look great, the engineering of the CMS system is a huge improvement over shingles. With the help of advancements in coil-coating technology, Country Manor Shake switched to oven-baked Kynar 500-based coatings in the mid 1990s. Now the cool, infrared reflecting finish has unsurpassed results in exposure to tropical sun, salt air and sand abrasion. Even after an aggressive acid testing, the finish was unaffected.

Call Fred Rehm at Aluminum Shake Roofing for a free, clear and detailed written estimate. He’ll come out, measure your roof and explain everything you want to know about installing a new lifetime roof on your home.

Out of respect and appreciation for the men and women who have served in the U. S. Armed Forces to protect our freedom, Classic Products is offering a $500 rebate for roofs (minimum 2,000 square feet) signed during November. Aluminum Shake Roofing Inc. will match the offer.


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