|Dimensions (l x w)||
up to 610mm/100mm
Certi-split™ cedar shakes have a thicker butt and longer length than cedar shingles. They offer a rustic, rough look full of character due to being hand-split when manufactured.
These differ from shingles in two ways; at 610mm they are longer and at 16mm the butts are much thicker.
Hand-split shakes are produced by splitting cedar blocks with a hyrdaulically powered knife into straight boards, or blanks. The blanks are then sawn from corner to corner, producing two tapered shakes, each with a natural split face and a sawn back.
Although cedar shake roofs are not an unusual sight in North America they are far less common in the UK. They are exceptionally durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions. Cedar shake roofs also provide excellent insulation and as a result are increasingly being specified by architects for energy efficient buildings.