These 25 year medium cedar roof shake shingles are energy star qualified to offer year round energy and money savings.
Roof wood shakes.
Shakes are split from logs and reshaped by manufacturers for commercial use.
Although asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in the united states another type of roofing material the home inspector may encounter is wood shingles or wood shakes.
1 handsplit and resawn and 2 tapersawn.
Handsplit and resawn shakes have the split face exposed with a naturally rustic appearance and are sawn on the back.
Various types of shake roof styles.
They are thicker at the butt end than shingles.
There are two main types.
A heavy split is perhaps the most rugged look you can find in shakes.
Featuring a reddish brown color that complements a variety of home designs these cedar wood shingles offer durability and an appealing look.
These versatile shingles are great for both commercial and residential use.
Wood shakes are thicker with an uneven surface and.
Climate can affect its life expectancy.
Generally one or both surfaces are split to obtain a textured effect.
Tapersawn wood shakes are sawn on both sides for a semi textured look with a stronger shadowline than a wood shingle.
Wood shakes are thicker than wood shingles.
You can choose heavy split and resawn shakes this design is where the back is sawn but the front is split in a method to show the natural wood.
A wood or composite shake roof can last around 30 years except pine which lasts around 20.
In harsh weather where freeze thaw cycles are common or in wet weather climates they may not last as long.