WOOD SHAKE REPAIR & RESTORATION IN CALIFORNIA
Why replace it when you can extend its life?
TYPES OF INSTALLATION
Cedar shakes and cedar shingles are often available pressure treated with fire retardants and chemical preservatives for increased fire resistance and to prevent premature rot and decay in some climates.
Wood roof systems may be applied over continuously or closely spaced wood decking or over a spaced, sometimes referred to as “skipped,” sheathing. When installed over a continuous deck, felt underlayment is installed underneath. When installed on skip-sheathing, felt interlayment is used and installed between the shake courses.
TYPES OF SHAKE ROOFS
Wood shakes and wood shingles are manufactured from western red cedar, cypress, pine and redwood trees. Shakes are split from logs and reshaped by manufacturers for commercial use. They are thicker at the butt end than shingles; generally one or both surfaces are split to obtain a textured effect. A split and re-sawn shake has a split face and sawn back. A taper sawn shake has a natural taper and is sawn on both sides.
Wood shingles are sawn on both sides and have an even taper and uniform thickness. Wood shingle roofs are very rare due to the high cost and short life. Wood shake roofs are also rarer than they were years ago due to the high cost and local regulations.