#1 Grade 24” Western Red Cedar Hand-Split Heavy Roof Shakes

#1 Grade 24" Western Red Cedar Hand-Split Heavy Roof Shakes are the perfect low-maintenance addition to your home. High-quality and packaged in easy-to-carry bundles, these Cedar Shakes add beauty, texture, durability, and insulation to any roof.
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$92.35

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#1 Grade 24” Western Red Cedar Hand-Split Heavy Roof Shakes will add warmth, durability, and timeless charm to your home. Cedar shakes are lightweight, wind resistant, and provide excellent insulation. Whether you choose to stain them yourself or allow them to weather naturally, real cedar shakes are the low-maintenance, practical option that will give your home the beautiful look you desire. 

Features & Benefits of Western Red Cedar Shakes:
• Extreme Durability – Cedar Shakes easily withstand harsh weather conditions including heavy wind, rain, and hail.
• Longevity – Western Red Cedar is known as one of the most durable softwoods. With proper maintenance, Cedar Shakes can beautify your home for decades.
• Energy Efficiency – Cedar offers excellent insulation for your home. While maintaining a low carbon footprint, Cedar will keep your house warmer during cold months, while allowing your home to breathe and stay cooler during the warmer months.
• Termite Resistance – Western Red Cedar wood is naturally resistant to termites.
• Ease of Installation - Cedar Shakes are simple to install and come pre-bundled for easy jobsite transport.
• Versatility – Western Red Cedar Shakes can be used with many different architectural styles, affording you the option of a home covered in beautiful Cedar wood, or simply a small rustic accent area on an otherwise traditional home.
• Adaptability – Cedar Shakes are manufactured to be used on both interior and exterior wall surfaces.

Product Specifications:
• Packaging: 5 Bundles = 1 Square (100 square feet of roof coverage) at 10" shake exposure
• Length: 24"
• Grade: #1 Grade (Blue Label). Non-bureau grading. Clear Heartwood, 100% Edge Grain, No Defects
• Texture: Hand-Split, Natural Texture
• Thickness: 3/4" to 1" thickness at the butt
• Width: 10" maximum exposure, 4" minimum exposure

Coverage Rate Chart:

Coverage Chart for Starter, Medium, and Heavy Cedar Roof Shakes

**5 Bundles Typically Yield 1 Square. Actual Coverage Rates May Vary Based on Mill Specifications.**

Product Resources:
Certi-label Cedar Shakes and Shingles: Made from the Finest Wood Fiber on Earth
Overview of Cedar Shake Application
Overview of Care and Maintenance
"Making The Decision to Reroof"

Estimating Cedar Shakes:
Please ensure you have the following information when estimating roof coverage for cedar shakes:
1. Size of the roof area you are trying to cover, measured in square feet.
2. Application and exposure to be used.
3. Product type used.
4. Amount of product in each box or bundle.

More Information
SpeciesWestern Red Cedar
Shingle Application Roof Shingle
Shingle GradeNo. 1 Blue Label
Shingle Length 24" Royal
Shingle ProfileHandsplit
Shingle Texture Natural
Guides / Product Info

Additional Technical Resources for 24” Royal Western Red Cedar Hand-Split Roof Shakes:
Watkins Sawmill: PEFC Certificate of Registration
Miami-Dade Department of Regulatory and Economic resources Notice of Acceptance
Guide to Hand-Split and Resawn Shakes
Guide to Certi-Grade 24 Inch Royal Shingle Grading Rules
USDA Guide to Shake and Shingle Maintenance and Finishing

Application Notes:
• Good workmanship is crucial to the integrity of any sidewall system. Installers should read the CSSB Installation Manual carefully and ensure that they follow proper workmanship practices.
• Certi-label Western Cedar shingles and shakes are applied on walls differently than on roofs. The major difference is in permissible weather exposures. On walls, the maximum weather exposure is greater than it is on roofs.
• A given area of wall will require less material than the same area of roof.

Finishing Cedar Shakes:
• Use oil-based stains only. To hasten the weathering process, apply a bleaching oil finish.
• Generally finish products immediately after installation, provided that the moisture content is appropriate for both the finish product being used and your locale. If the finish is not applied promptly, adhesion can be compromised (unless additional surface preparation is undertaken).
• If you have installed a natural product (unfinished), apply your finish before rain and other moisture are absorbed. Ensure that high humidity concerns have been accounted for.
• In all instances, drying time varies from region to region. Excessive moisture will limit finish adhesion.
• If you clean the surface prior to finishing, ensure that it is allowed to dry to the manufacturer's recommended moisture content level before applying a new finish.

Nails:
• Each Certi-label Western Cedar shingle or shake should be applied with two fasteners.
• Nails must be stainless steel Type 316 in locations within fifteen (15) miles of salt water (ref. Stainless Steel Industry of North America, Washington DC, www.ssina.com).
• For locations outside the salt water zone, nails must be stainless steel Type 304, Type 316, or hot-dipped zinc-coated galvanized conforming to a coating weight of ASTM A 153 Class D (1.0 oz/ft2).
• Stainless steel nails, although more expensive, offer the highest degree of corrosion resistance.
• Contact the nail manufacturer for further information to ensure the nails used comply with listed requirements and are correct for your application.
• Minimum nail lengths are shown in the fastener chart located in the CSSB Shingles Installation Guide.
• In double course applications, the exposed Certi-label Western Cedar shingle or shake should be face-nailed with two nails (as above), driven 2" above the butt line, and 3/4" from each edge.
• Certi-label Western Cedar shingles wider than 10" require 2 additional nails driven approximately 1" apart near the center of the shingle.
**Please Note: Some nail manufacturers offer nails specifically for wood shake or shingle sidewall application. Contact the nail manufacturer for further information to ensure the fasteners used comply with listed requirements and are correct for your application.

Staples:
• If you choose to use staples, they must be stainless steel Type 316 in locations within fifteen (15) miles of salt water.
• For locations outside of the salt water zone, stainless steel staples Type 304 or Type 316 must be used.
• Two staples should be driven per Certi-label Western Cedar shingle or shake with the staple crowns 7/16" minimum horizontal, maximum 3/4" horizontal, to the Certi-label Western Cedar shingle or shake butt.
• Staples are driven in the same location as nails relative to the sides and overlapping butt line.
• Certi-label Western Cedar shingles wider than 10" require 2 additional staples driven approximately 1" apart near the center of the shingle.
• Fasteners should be long enough to penetrate into the sheathing at least 3/4" or all the way through, and driven flush with the surface of the Certi-label Western Cedar shingle or shake.
• In all applications, staples shall be concealed by the course above.
• DO NOT USE ELECTRO-GALVANIZED (EG) FASTENERS. Ensure the fasteners used comply with listed requirements.
• For aesthetic reasons, nails are preferred in sidewall application using exposed fasteners.