Handsplit and Resawn Cedar Shake Roofing

Handsplit Number 1 Grade hand split shakes cedar shake roofing
These shakes have split faces and sawn backs. Cedar logs are first cut into desired lengths. Blanks or boards of proper thickness are split and then run diagonally through a bandsaw to produce two tapered shakes from each blank. Available in Premium Grade, Select or Number 1 Grade.

Tapersplit Shakes

taper split shakes cedar shake roofingProduced by hand, using a sharp bladed steel froe and a mallet. The natural shingle-like taper is achieved by reversing the block, end-for-end, with each split. Premium Grade only.

Straight-Split Shakes (Barn-Shakes)
straight-split shakes cedar shake roofingProduced by machine or in the same manner as tapersplit shakes except that by splitting from the same end of the block, the shakes acquire the same thickness throughout. Premium Grade only.

Number 1 Grade

Lengths 18-inch, thickness ½" (medium) and ¾" (heavy) minimums; length 24-inch, thickness 3/8", ½" (medium) and ¾" (heavy) minimums. Width 4" minimum. Clear heartwood; 20% maximum flat grain in each bundle.

Roof Exposure
18-inch shakes - 7½" maximum; 24-inch medium and heavy shakes - 10" maximum; 24-inch (3/8") shakes - 7½" maximum (5" per UBC).

Wall Exposure
Single course: 8" for 18-inch shake; 10½" for 24-inch shake.

Double Course

14" for 18-inch shake; 18" for 24-inch shake.

Recommended Use
For walls and roofs on 4:12 pitch and steeper where high quality appearance and performance are desired.

Premium Grade

Lengths 18-inch and 24-inch; width 4" minimum, thickness ½" (medium) and ¾" (heavy). Clear heartwood; 100% edge grain; no defects

Roof Exposure
7½" for 18-inch shakes; 10" for 24-inch shakes.

Wall Exposure
Single course: 8" for 18-inch shakes; 18" for 24-inch shakes.

Recommended Use
For walls and roofs 4:12 pitch and steeper and where a premium quality product is needed or desired. The 100% edge grain requirement exceeds the national industry standard.
  • Class A, B & C fire ratings available on Premium or Number 1 Grade Shakes.
  • CCA Pressure impregnated, preservative treatment is available for added longevity.
  • Historical Projects: We offer straight split/barn shake, and tapersplit products for historic accuracy.
  • Our Mill manufactured Cedar Shake and Shingle products are graded in accordance with UBC Standards No. 15-3 and/or CSA 0118.1.