Wood shake and wood shingle roofs are primarily used in residential applications on steep sloped roof areas, and are usually more common in dryer milder climate.
Wood shakes and shingles are made from either cedar or pine.& Cedar shakes and shingles are made from Western Red Cedar and are available pressure treated with fire retardants and chemical preservatives as well as untreated.& Pine shakes and shingles are made from Southern Yellow Pine and are only available treated.& The treatment helps to protect the wood from fire, decay and insects.
Wood shakes are split from logs and reshaped by the manufacturer.& They are thicker at the butt end than shingles and generally one or both sides are split in order to obtain a textured effect.
|Cribbs, Inc. recommends the following manufacturers:
Treated Cedar or Pine