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Wood Shingles and Shake Roofs

Wood shingles and shakes made from rot resistant woods have low fire resistance unless treated.

  • Materials: Commonly made of cedar, but can also be made of other rot resistant woods, such as redwood.

  • Appearance: Gives natural look, weathers to a silvery gray. Available in sawn shingles or thicker split shakes.

  • Eco-Friendly: Made from natural materials.

  • Durability: Short lifespan and requires periodic maintenance.

  • Weight: Moderate in weight.

  • Slope: Can be used on moderate to steep sloped roofs.

  • Fire & Wind: Good wind resistance, poor fire resistance (can be treated with a fire retardant).

  • Cost: Moderate.

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