The weather that Hawaii has experience in the last few weeks, featuring gusty trade winds and drenching rain, is fairly normal for this time of year. Many of Honolulu’s homeowners with aged or deteriorated roofs are worried that their roofs might blow off or that their leaky roofs might cause water damage inside.

Either of these occurrences would mean that expensive and stressful repairs were likely, but this is just not so for the thousands of Aluminum Shake Roofing customers who invested in an aluminum Country Shake Manor roof sometime during the last 30-plus years.


ASR often hears the same unsolicited comment, “I love my roof. During all those heavy storms, I wasn’t worried about my roof at all.”

It’s as if these folks welcome extreme weather because it confirms the great decision they made years ago to buy a roof system that had been painstakingly engineered to weather the storm. In fact, the unique four-way interlock and integral fastening hem (no clips) means the roof actually holds tighter as the wind speeds increase!

Unlike asphalt composition shingles, the CMS roof does not deteriorate as it ages. It’s made from aluminum, so it won’t absorb water like asphalt comp or burn like wood. The finish is a tough long-lasting Kynar 500 and has infrared reflecting pigments so that it stays fairly cool in Hawaii’s hot sun.


The CMS roof system was developed by Alcoa in 1974, but is now manufactured in Ohio by Classic Products. The manufacturer issues a limited warranty that guarantees your roof will protect your home for as long as you own it. (Plus, the warranty is transferable for up to 40 years).

CMS offers beauty that lasts. The deep wood-grain texture, with shingles alternating thick and thin, long and short, presents the beauty of real hand-split cedar shakes but without wood’s drawback.

The CMS roof is also “walkable.” The panels will never warp, leak, rot, pit or blow off in winds up to 120 mph. The roof will add curb appeal to your home for many years to come.


To learn more about the CMS roof, call Fred or Brian at 847-8885. One of them will come out, measure your roof, prepare a scaled roof plan, and give you a detailed estimate of what it will take to install a new CMS roof on your home.

CONTACT 847-8885