24" Handsplit Shakes
24” Cedar shakes are an excellent choice for both new constructions and restoration projects. They are made from clear Western Red Cedar heartwood — an abundant, sustainable wood source that is known for its rich color, straight grain and strong resistance to wear and tear — and contains a maximum 20% flat grain in each bundle.
Our 24in shakes are ideal for use as siding and on roofs with a 4:12 or steeper pitch. They measure 4” wide and are available in several different thicknesses, including ⅜", ½" medium, ¾" heavy and 1" jumbo varieties. Compared to similarly sized shingles, they offer a more rugged appearance that looks great on traditional ranch and vacation homes. Over time, their rich natural color will mature to the more weathered, stately grey characteristic of older Cedar homes.
Custom Shingles can supply 24” Cedar shakes and other roofing products for any upcoming job. We can also work with you throughout the installation process to ensure it is completed to the highest standards of quality. Previous projects we’ve been involved with have been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Veranda and more.
Details & Examples:
Custom Shingles has been providing roofing solutions for demanding customers for more than three decades. We are committed to helping clients both across the country and around the world meet the challenges involved in bringing their unique visions to life. To support a wide range of potential applications, our 24in shakes are available unfinished, or:
- Pre-stained in the color of your choice
- Steam-bent lengthwise, side-to-side or diagonally to form unique architectural features
- Cut to one of the many profiles in our Fancy-Cutt™ product line, or to a custom design of your choosing
- Treated with CCA (chromated copper arsenate) or Certi-Guard™ coating for mildew resistance and fire retardancy in compliance with Class A, B and C requirements
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Shakes vs. Shingles
One of the biggest misconceptions in Cedar roofing is the distinction between shakes and shingles. While many companies use the terms interchangeably, there are significant differences that affect how each product is used and installed. Our 24in shakes are hand-split on one side and sawn on the back. This gives their outer surface a rougher, more rustic appearance that is desirable for certain projects. It also requires the use of a felt interlay to ensure weather resistance.
Shingles, on the other hand, are machine-cut on both sides and have a smoother, more uniform look. Both shakes and shingles have a range of potential applications — check out some examples in our online Portfolio Gallery, or visit our blog to learn more about some of the work we’ve done in the past.
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There is a minimum order requirement for some of our products. For curved Cedar shingle orders, the minimum quantity requirement is just one (1) box. For Fancy-Cutt shingles, the minimum order is five (5) boxes. Depending upon current inventory, our minimum order for Wallaba and Teak shingles is generally 2,500 SF. Please contact us for additional details.