An economical shake option offering a great deal of versatility.
Certi-sawn No.2 Western Red Cedar Shakes are an economical option offering a great deal of versatility. While being graded as No.2, they contain a high proportion of high quality tiles and are often specified and perfectly acceptable to use on residential properties unlike lower graded shingles.
With a thicker butt and longer length than cedar shingles, Certi- sawn™ cedar shakes are produced by cutting blocks from the log to the desired length. Shakes are then taper sawn to size on both sides in the same way a shingle in manufactured. They differ from shingles as at 16mm the butts are much thicker. A shake roof has the same smooth textured look as a shingle roof but as shakes are thicker and heavier more defined shadow line is created.
Taper sawn shakes have the appearance of a smooth faced shingles, but the extra thickness of a shake. As their name suggests they are produced by sawing both faces to achieve a taper.
Cedar Shake roofs can be seen all over the US and Canada and are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. They are incredibly durable and are able to withstand extreme weather conditions. Cedar Shake roofs also provide excellent insulation and as a result are increasingly being specified by architects for energy efficient buildings. We are confident that if you like the look of Cedar shingles you will love the look of Cedar shakes.
Not all cedar shake and shingle products are alike. Certi-label products, manufactured by Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau members, assure you of the highest quality standards. Member mills have committed to consistent quality through independent third-party inspections by accredited agencies. Each bundle of product has the mill's distinctive Certi-label tucked under the bundle strap. Asking for "the blue label" or "number one blue label" is not specific enough. Cedar Bureau members' products are the only ones with the Certi brand name on the label.
For quality assurance, always specify Certigrade Western Red Cedar Shingles & Shakes. The term “Blue Label ” is a registered trademark of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau trade association which has over 250 member companies. Be aware that just because a supplier puts a label in a blue colour on its bundles does not mean that it’s on grade or third party inspected. Certigrade Western Red Cedar Shingles & Shakes are inspected by legitimate, third party agencies, accredited by the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau.
Silva Timber are the only member of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau outside of North America. The Bureau monitors and inspects member mills to ensure product quality, grading rules and consistency of Certi-Label cedar shingles and shakes are maintained.