Taper-Sawn Shakes

TAPER-SAWN WESTERN RED CEDAR SHAKES

Grades: PREMIUM GRADE: clear heartwood, 100% edge grain.
  NUMBER 1 GRADE: clear heartwood, maximum 20% flat grain.
  NUMBER 2 GRADE: lower half is clear, flat and cross grains allowed, tight knots and defects allowed in upper half.
Lengths: 24-inch, 18-inch.
Thickness: 5/8-inch, 3/4-inch heavy, 7/8-inch jumbo.
Width: Random, 4-inch minimum, (3-inch on Number 2 Grades) 14-inch maximum.
Roof Pitch: 4:12 minimum, (lower slopes require special application).

Exposure

  24-INCH 18-INCH
Pitch Premium & No. 1 Grades No. 2 Grade Premium & No. 1 Grades No. 2 Grades
4:12 or > 10″ 7 1/2″ 7 1/2″ 5 1/2″
Walls 10 1/2″ 10″ 8 1/2″ 7 1/2″
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