Wood Shake: Wood Shakes are thicker than Wood Shingles. There are two main types: (1) handsplit and resawn and (2) tapersawn. Handsplit and resawn shakes have the split face exposed with a naturally rustic appearance, and are sawn on the back. Tapersawn wood shakes are sawn on both sides for a semi-textured look with a stronger shadowline than a wood shingle. Used for both roofing and sidewalls. Recommended for use on pitches of 4:12 and steeper. All Wood Shakes are cut from clear heartwood with no defects. Heavy split and resawn Sawn on the backside, while the face is split with the natural grain of the wood. Has a highly textured surface on the exposed face. This is the heaviest type of Wood Shake, with a very rugged or rustic appearance. Available thicknesses for these shingles is 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″ and 1 1/4″+.
Medium split and resawn Similar to the heavy split and resawn shake, but not as thick or heavy. It produces a roof with a very textured appearance. Available thicknesses are 1/2″ and 5/8″.
Tapersawn Sawn on both sides like a Wood Shingle, only thicker. This shake gives a naturally tailored look of a shingle accented by the sharper shadow-line of a shake due to the thickness of the butt. It’s the most popular type of wood roof. Available thicknesses: 5/8″, 7/8″ and 1″.
Packaging: Shakes are packaged five bundles per 100 sq. ft.