Real Wood & Shake Shingles
Traditionally, shakes were defined as split wood shingles or split log shingles. However, now “shakes” is somewhat of an all encompassing term for any type of wood shingle.
Wood shingles and shakes are made from cedar, redwood, southern pine and other woods; their natural look is most popular in California, the Northwest and some parts of the Midwest. Wood shingles are machine sawn; shakes are handmade and rougher looking.
Cedar is an environmental choice for both renovation and new construction buildings. Cedar shakes and shingles are produced from a sustainable source that grows naturally using solar energy. Wooden shakes are both renewable and recyclable. Wood has the lowest impact on air and water quality due to its minimal energy use in the manufacturing process. (Silver Creek Cedar)
Some points you may consider: some local building codes will limit the use of wood shingles and shakes because of concerns about fire resistance. Most wooden shingles and shakes only have Class C fire ratings or no ratings at all. However, Class A fire ratings are available for certain wooden shingle products that incorporate a factory applied, fire resistant treatment.
Regardless of how they’re cut, all shake and wooden shingles hold a strong reputation for being a natural high-quality roofing material that will withstand the harshest of elements. In West Texas we understand that our weather is unpredictable. Having a high-quality roof is a must. Lastly, these basic wooden shingles gives roofs an old country-cottage appeal.