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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.

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  • 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.

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Waterproof Underlayment

  • 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.