Certi Label Cedar Shakes

Certi-Split« Handsplit Shakes    
These shakes have split faces and sawn backs. Cedar logs are first cut into desired lengths. Blanks or boards of proper thickness are split and then run diagonally through a bandsaw to produce 2 tapered shapes from each blank. Available in Premium Grade (100% edge grain) or Number 1 Grade (Up to 20% flat grain allowed in each bundle).

Certi-Sawn« Tapersawn Shakes    
These shakes are sawn on both sides. Premium and Number 1 grades are the most common. Premium Grade is 100% edge grain, 100% clear, and 100% heartwood. Number 1 Grade allows up to 20% flat grain in each bundle. Number 2 and 3 grades are also available.

Certi-Split« Tapersplit  
Produced by hand, using a sharp bladed steel froe and a mallet. The natural, shingle-like taper is achieved by reversing the block, end-for-end, with each split. Premium Grade only.

Certi-Split« Straightsplit  
Produced by machine or in the same manner as tapersplit shakes except that by splitting from the same end of the block, the shakes aquire the same thickness throughout. Premium Grade only.
Certigrade« Cedar Shingles
Number 1 Blue Label«  
The premium grade of shingles for roofs and sidewalls. These top-grade shingles are 100% heartwood, 100% clear and 100% edge grain. Available in 16" or 18" or 24" lengths.

Number 2 Red Label  
A good grade for many applications. Not less than 10" clear on 16" shingles, 11" clear on 18" shingles, and 16" clear on 24" shingles. Flat grain and limited sapwood are permitted in this grade.

Number 3 Black Label  
A utility grade for economy applications and secondary buildings. Not less than 6" clear on 16" and 18" shingles, 10" clear on 24" shingles.


Number 4 Undercoursing

  A utility grade for undercoursing of double coursed sidewalls only. Not a roofing material, and not to be used as a starter course for roofs.

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