Wood Shingles and Shakes

A fairly new cedar shingle roof. Note the copper strips installed to inhibit the growth of algae.

An aged wood shake roof.

More Pictures:

1. Assorted Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs

Useful Links:

1. Building Codes: "R905.7 Wood Shingles" and "R905.8 Wood Shakes" from the 2015 International Residential Code. Available on the UpCodes website.

2. Building Codes: "1507.8 Wood Shingles" and "1507.9 Wood Shakes" from the 2015 International Building Code. Available on the UpCodes website.

3. Chemical Compatibility of cedar: "Compatibility of Materials in Contact" shows which other construction materials should or should not be used with cedar. Available on the website of the Continuous Group.

4. Inspection of Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs: "Mastering Roof Inspections: Wood Shakes and Shingles, Part 1" at the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors' website is worth taking a look at. This guide has six more parts, which can be accessed from this page.

5. Maintenance and cleaning:  "Care and Maintenance of Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs" goes into a decent amount of detail. The article can be found on Oregon State University's Oregon Wood Innovation Center's site.

6. Technical: Installation guide: see this roof manual page for access to extensive construction details that show what's going on (or should be going on) in a wood shake or shingle roof. Provided by the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau. 

7. TechnicalSee this Product Data Sheet for the technical characteristics of cedar shakes and shingles at the website of the Cedar Shake and Shingle BureauThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

8. Technical: "The Repair and Replacement of Historic Wooden Shingle Roofs" is an excellent article available on the US National Park Service's Technical Preservation Services website.

9. A list of wood shake and shingle manufacturers.