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Shakes and Shingles Products

Briefly, we will look at the difference between shakes and shingles and their applications. Shingles are sawn. Shakes are split. Shingles have a relatively smooth surface while shakes have at least one highly textured natural grain split surface.

Shingles and shakes are generally used for roof and sidewall applications in the natural or unfinished state.

Below the thumbnails there are samples of available patterns and a list of products in stock, please scroll past the thumbnails to see these items.

Shake and Shingle Products Available from Bear Creek Lumber

  • 18″ #1 Resawn 1/2″ Shakes
  • 24″ #1 Resawn 1/2″ Shakes
  • 24″ #1 Resawn 3/4″ Shakes
  • 24″ #1 Tapersplit Shakes
  • 16″ #1 Fivex Shingles
  • 16″ #2 Fivex Shingles
  • 24″ #1 Royal Shingles
  • 24″ #2 Royal Shingles
  • 18″ #1 Perfections
  • 18″ #2 Perfections
  • 18″ #1 Fancy Cut Shingles
  • 18″ Heavy Fire Treated Roof Shakes

Western red cedar fancy cut shingles shown depicting patterns available, from left to right: Diamond, Square, Octagon, Fish scale, Round, Arrow , Half Cove, Hexagon, and Diagonal.

A surprising benefit of cedar shakes and/or shingles is that they are resistant to strong winds and are durable in hurricanes, heavy rains, hail storms, snowstorms, and other types of severe storms. Cedar wood is also energy efficient, providing a natural insulation up to two times that of asphalt shingles. This can help save money on insulation and because they are so durable, they last longer too.

If you are looking to sell your home, keep in mind that buyers are drawn to homes with cedar shingle or cedar shake roofs like iron filings to a magnet, which can increase the likelihood of a faster sale at a higher price.

Shakes and Shingles in Application

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