How do you plan to survive the next hurricane? How can you avoid being the house with the blue tarp roof after a major wind event?

Consider what happens during a storm. As the wind’s speed picks up, a substantial uplift pressure is exerted on the roof’s surface that threatens to separate your roof from your house. Some roof systems (like concrete) counter this force with their extreme weight and others (like asphalt shingles) depend on adhesive to keep them in place.



For the last 24 years, Aluminum Shake Roofing Inc. has been installing the beautiful Country Manor Shake (CMS) roof system in Hawaii. The CMS roof was developed by Alcoa in 1974, but is now manufactured by Classic Products in Piqua, Ohio. CMS was engineered with a unique four-way interlock. The top and bottom locks feature an integral fastening flange, so there are no clips to come loose. The two side locks are formed utilizing an anti-capillary design and become invisible when they are properly engaged.

The CMS aluminum roof is fastened to the roof deck with stainless steel fasteners. As the winds get stronger and the uplift force becomes greater, the interlocks on the aluminum panels begin working together, and the roof actually holds tighter and tighter. It will easily withstand the 120 mph wind speeds listed in the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.


The CMS roof is not only the coolest roof you can buy, it is fire-safe. It has a striking appearance, one that gives you pride when you come home, and one that will keep looking that way for years to come. It is also engineered to withstand foot traffic and Hawaii’s marine environment.


Call now for a free estimate. Fred Rehm, founder of Aluminum Shake Roofing, will personally visit your home and present you with an “old school” estimate complete with a scaled drawing of your roof. Your questions will be answered as he explains how the CMS roof system works.

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