Wood and Shakes

Wood and Cedar Shakes

Natural and Durable

The world’s most enduring roofing material was made by nature. Cedar. For years manufacturers have tried to duplicate the natural beauty and durability of cedar shakes and shingles. While imitation is flattering, it does not approach the integrity of the original. Cedar is prized for its natural beauty and durability in tough climate conditions.

Tough and Insulative

For hundreds of years cedar has protected homes from harsh conditions.

  • Cedar shakes and shingles withstand winds exceeding 120 mph and 130 mph, respectively.
  • Cedar, with a hail resistance rating of up to Class 4, stands up tough against hail storms.
  • Cedar withstands the extreme temperatures and freeze-thaw conditions found across North America.
Cedar Shakes

Handsplit and Resawn Shakes

EXPOSURE

24-INCH18-INCH
PitchPremium & No.1 GradesPremium & No.1 Grades
4:2 or >10″7 1/2″
Walls10″8 1/2″

Brands:
Black Hawk – Premium Grade; clear heartwood, 100% edge grain
Green River – Number 1 Grade Select; Select 2-pack, maximum 20% flat grain
Scott Cedar – Number 1 Grade; 20% flat grain

Lengths: 24″, 18″.

Thickness: 1/2″ (medium), 3/4″ (heavy), 1 1/4″ (jumbos), minimums.
Width: Random, 4″ minimum, 14″ maximum.
Roof Pitch: 4:12 minimum.(lower slopes require special application)

Cedar Shakes

Shingles

EXPOSURE

24-INCH18-INCH
PitchPremium & No.1 GradesPremium & No.1 Grades
4:2 or >7 1/2″5 1/2″
Walls10″8 1/2″

Brands: Green River
Grades: Number 1 Grade; clear heartwood, 100% edge grain, no defects
Number 2 Grade; clear face from butt end – 11″ on 18″ shingles and 16″ on 24″ shingles, limited sapwood and flat grain, limited knots and defects above clear portion.
Number 3 Grade; clear face from butt end – 6″ on 18″ shingles and 10″ on 24″ shingles, unlimited sapwood and flat grain, limited knots and defects above clear portion.
Lengths: 24″ Royals, 18″ Perfections
Thickness: 0.5″ Royals, 0.45″ Perfections
Width: Random, 4″ minimum, (3″ on number 3 grades). 14″ maximum
Roof Pitch: 3:12 minimum