Bundle 24" x 5/8" Western Red Cedar Tapersawn Shakes - Premium Grade

Premium Grade 24" Western Red Cedar Tapersawn Shakes - 5/8" Thickness 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.
Please call for a custom shipping quote if you need 10 or more bundles.
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$169.95

24” Western Red Cedar Tapersawn Shakes 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:
Length: 24"
Thickness: 5/8" thickness at the butt
Grade: Premium Grade. Clear Heartwood Western Red Cedar. 100% edge grain, no flat grain permitted.
Texture: Natural Sawn Texture
Minimum Order Quantity: This item is available as a special order with a 25 bundle minimum.
Width: Width of shingles will vary, generally between 4" and 10". The minimum width is 4 inches with a minus tolerance down to 3-1/2 inches in up to 5% of the bundle.
Coverage: 5 Bundles = 1 Square (100 square feet of roof coverage) at 10" shake exposure
Packaging: Standard roofing-style bundle secured with a metal or plastic strap.
Shipping Options: These bundles can be shipped via UPS within a cardboard box or shipped by truck on a pallet.

Roof Coverage Rate Chart:

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

Product Resources:
Cedar Shake and Shingle Product Selection Guide
Cedar Shake and Shingle Specification Guide
Basics Guide for Cedar Shakes and Shingles
CSSB New Roof Construction Manual
CSSB Exterior and Interior Wall Manual

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

Additional Technical Resources for Western Red Cedar Hand-Split Shakes:
Guide to Tapersawn Cedar Shakes Grading Rules
Cedar Roofing Facts
Cedar Roof Care & Maintenance: Highlights
Certi-Care Cedar Roof Maintenance Guide
Weathered vs New Cedar Shakes Demonstration
USDA Guide to Installation, Care, and Maintenance of Wood Shake and Shingle Roofs

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.

Product Questions

  • How are Tapersawn Shakes different from Shingles?

    Cedar Shingles and Cedar Tapersawn Shakes look similar to each other, with both having a sawn face.  The key difference is that the Tapersawn Shakes are cut thicker at the butt end.  Tapersawns are available with a 5/8" or 7/8" butt thickness, while shingles vary from 1/4" to 1/2" average thickness depending on length.  While both types are suitable for both roof and wall use, we see Shingles used most often for walls and Tapersawns used most often for roofs.

DETAILS

24” Western Red Cedar Tapersawn Shakes 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:
Length: 24"
Thickness: 5/8" thickness at the butt
Grade: Premium Grade. Clear Heartwood Western Red Cedar. 100% edge grain, no flat grain permitted.
Texture: Natural Sawn Texture
Minimum Order Quantity: This item is available as a special order with a 25 bundle minimum.
Width: Width of shingles will vary, generally between 4" and 10". The minimum width is 4 inches with a minus tolerance down to 3-1/2 inches in up to 5% of the bundle.
Coverage: 5 Bundles = 1 Square (100 square feet of roof coverage) at 10" shake exposure
Packaging: Standard roofing-style bundle secured with a metal or plastic strap.
Shipping Options: These bundles can be shipped via UPS within a cardboard box or shipped by truck on a pallet.

Roof Coverage Rate Chart:

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

Product Resources:
Cedar Shake and Shingle Product Selection Guide
Cedar Shake and Shingle Specification Guide
Basics Guide for Cedar Shakes and Shingles
CSSB New Roof Construction Manual
CSSB Exterior and Interior Wall Manual

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

MORE INFORMATION

Additional Technical Resources for Western Red Cedar Hand-Split Shakes:
Guide to Tapersawn Cedar Shakes Grading Rules
Cedar Roofing Facts
Cedar Roof Care & Maintenance: Highlights
Certi-Care Cedar Roof Maintenance Guide
Weathered vs New Cedar Shakes Demonstration
USDA Guide to Installation, Care, and Maintenance of Wood Shake and Shingle Roofs

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.

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PRODUCT QUESTIONS

Product Questions

  • How are Tapersawn Shakes different from Shingles?

    Cedar Shingles and Cedar Tapersawn Shakes look similar to each other, with both having a sawn face.  The key difference is that the Tapersawn Shakes are cut thicker at the butt end.  Tapersawns are available with a 5/8" or 7/8" butt thickness, while shingles vary from 1/4" to 1/2" average thickness depending on length.  While both types are suitable for both roof and wall use, we see Shingles used most often for walls and Tapersawns used most often for roofs.