Wood/Cedar Shake Shingles

cedar-shakesWood/cedar shake shingles have a rough texture and are made from split wooden logs. Most shakes in North America are made from Cedar. Cedar siding adds a natural look and a touch of rustic elegance to homes or cottage cabins. They blend well into community environments and weather over time. As cedar siding ages, it loses its brown and gold tones and takes on a softened gray hue. They require initial treatment before they are installed to resist decay and fire. Also, shake shingles provide insulation value to the home and are easy to repair or replace. Depending on the type of shingle, the weight and length can vary between 18 to 48 inch shakes.