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Posted by Mongo on October 4th, 2001 12:54 AM
In reply to A Bit of Trivia.... by Steve: on October 3rd, 2001 05:33 PM [Go to top of thread]

Shakes are thicker, shingles thinner.

In days of old, all shakes used to be hand-split. Resulted in a very rough-textured surface and a thicker product. By hand-splitting, the natural grain of the wood was followed, allowing it to weather and shed water along natural clefts in the wood, all of which resulted in a roof with a long lifespan. All shingles are sawn.

Today, thicker sawn shingles are sometimes referred to as shakes or "sawn shakes," though that's more of a regional thing. Traditionally, anything sawn is a shingle.

Shakes or shingles can be used on roofs, usually just shingles are used on walls.

Remember this..."Red roof, white wall": Use red cedar on the roof, white cedar on the walls.

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