Western Red Cedar Shakes

Offering a unique and natural appeal, and thicker than a shingle, shakes give you greater exposure and bolder appearance.

Western Red Cedar Shakes offer a unique and natural appeal. There are three main options in cedar shakes, but feel free to call to discuss other options.

Handsplit Shakes

Nu-Forest keeps #1 Blue Label “SELECT 24” Handslpit shakes in two varieties; Mediums and Heavies. These have handsplit faces with re-sawn backs and offer a rough rustic look.  Medium shakes measure ½” to ¾” in thickness at the butt of the shake while the heavies range from ¾” to 5/4”.   Both options will supply 20 square feet of coverage per bundle based on a 10” exposure.

Tapersawn Shakes

Unlike the Handsplit Shakes, “PREMIUM” Tapersawn Shakes are sawn on both sides for a smooth look.  They are 100% vertical grain for maximum longevity.  A bundle of these shakes also covers 20 square feet using a 7-1/2” exposure.

Please view our Benjamin Obdyke products page for information on Cedar Breather, Home Slicker, Roll Vent, and Rapid Ridge for your best ventilation options.

For further information on Western Red Cedar Shakes and Shingles please download the Shake & Shingles Bureau’s Roof & Wall Manuals.

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