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).