||Wood Shingle Roofing
Wood shingles and shakes are made from cedar,
redwood, southern pine and other woods; their
natural look is popular in California, the
Northwest and parts of the Midwest. Wood
shingles are cut by machine; shakes are handmade
and rougher looking. The same shingles and
shakes can also be used for siding.
If you are considering using
check your local building codes;
the use of wood shingles and
of concerns about fire resistance.
shingles and shakes only have
Class C fire
ratings or no ratings at all.
A fire ratings are available
wood shingle products that incorporate
Be sure to stain or paint cedar shingles,
as they are one of the quickest weathering
roofs. Cedar will deteriorate quickly if left
exposed to sun, rain, and wind.
on the type and thickness of
you may need to recoating anywhere
years. Also, shingles with greater
to the elements will need recoating