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Wood Shake Roofing:
A shake is a basic wooden shingle that is made from split logs. Shakes have
traditionally been used for roofing and siding applications. Higher grade shakes are typically used for roofing purposes,
while the lower grades are used for siding purposes. Although they require more maintenance, properly
installed shakes provide long lasting weather protection and a rustic aesthetic,
- The term shake is sometimes used as a colloquialism for wood shingles,
though shingles are sawn rather than split.
Shakes are typically manufactured from western red cedar, cypress, pine and redwood trees
Shakes are split from logs and reshaped by manufacturers for commercial use.
Cedar shakes and cedar shingles are available pressure treated with fire retardants
and chemical preservatives for increased fire resistance and to prevent premature
rot and decay in some climates.
- Interlayment felts are required for pine shakes.
- Neither shakes nor shingles should have a waterproof underlayment installed unless the
shakes or shingles are installed on a batten system, which allows for good air flow between
the underlayment and the underside of the shakes or shingles.
2-Ply vs. 3-Ply
You may occasionally see shakes installed without interlayment. If this is the case,
the shake installation should be 3-ply. The roof should be covered with three
layers of shakes at any given point in the roof system.