Used for many centuries in the Pacific Northwest due to the abundance of material, Western Red Cedar Shakes have stood the test of time. Prized for their proven reliability, resistance to rot and decay, and rustic beauty that no human-made product can duplicate, Western Red Cedar Shakes are an extremely popular choice for today’s construction projects all over the world, including those built using Green Building techniques.
Building products made from natural wood have been proven to provide the highest insulation value (thus saving the consumer money on electricity), use less energy to produce, and are manufactured from totally renewable resources. In addition, when the life cycle of wood building materials are complete, they can be easily and safely disposed of. Read More HERE
Shakes are made from splitting blocks, rather than sawing, and are used on roofs as well as sidewalls. At Cedar Country Lumber, we offer two main types Western Red Cedar Shakes in either 18” or 24” lengths from mills that meet Certi-Label quality control standards
- Hand split & Resawn
Hand-split & Re-sawn Western Red Cedar Shakes have a split face with a sawn back and are available in ½” (“mediums”) or ¾” (“heavy”) thickness with a naturally rustic appearance.
Taper-sawn Western Red Cedar Shakes are sawn on both sides for a semi-textured look, though not as precise as what is commonly found on shingles. Taper-sawn shakes are thicker than common shingles, which produces a thicker shadow line. Our taper-sawn shakes are available in 5/8”, 3/4”, and 7/8” thicknesses.
If desired, our Western Red Cedar Shakes are available with pressure-impregnated fire retardant or preservative treatment, as well as custom cuts and finishes. Complementing hip and ridge cap is also available for your Western Red Cedar roofing project.
For care and maintenance information for your Western Red Cedar Shakes and Shingles, please click HERE
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