Watkins is your valuable resource for installing Western Red Cedar Shake and Shingles
The natural, tailored look.
A Certi-Sawn red cedar shake is sawn both faces and offer a more smooth and uniform look. Western red cedar shingles are a natural, luxurious, and a low carbon footprint roofing product that has been used as a durable roofing material for over a century. Don't settle for imitation. Make the authentic choice!
- Slim profile for more smooth look
- Used on Traditional and Modern Style homes
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Grades and Recommended Use
NUMBER 1 GRADE
- Thickness: 16-inch is 5/2" (5 butts together measures 2" thick),
Description: Lengths 16-inch (Fivex), 18-inch (Perfection), 24-inch (Royal).
18-inch is 5/2, ¼" thick,
24-inch is 4/2" thick.
Clear heartwood; 100% edge grain; no defects.
Recommended Use: For walls and roofs on 3:12 pitch and steeper where a premium quality product is desired.
#2 RED LABLE SHINGLES
Thickness and description same as number 1 grade with some allowable knots that are located on the portion of the shingle that will be covered once installed.
Face must be 10", 11" and 16" clear or better on 16-inch, 18-inch and 24-inch shingles, respectively.
Limited sapwood and flat grain are allowed.
- Pressure Impregnated Treatment
- ICC & CSFM Accredited
- Wildland Urban Interface Compliant
- Fire Retardation Lasts Life of the Wood
- CCA adds to natural resiliency of cedar
- Economical & long lasting
- Proven Science over many decades
- Great for areas of high moisture & shade
HIP AND RIDGE
CERTI-RIDGE® TAPERSAWN HIP & RIDGE UNITS
Certi-Ridge® Shake Hip & Ridge Units are pre-manufactured, labor saving caps for hips and ridges. These products are made from the same red cedar resource as Certi-label™ shakes for a high quality, perfect match.
Number 1 Grade, Blue Label
Manufactured from quality Number 1 Grade Certi-Sawn® shakes. Lengths 18-inch; 24-inch; thickness 5/8", ¾"; widths not less than 9" (measured on the inner surface at the butt end). 20 units per bundle.
Number 2 Grade, Red Label
Manufactured from Number 2 Grade Certi-Sawn® shakes. Lengths 18-inch, 24-inch; thickness 5/8" or ¾"; widths not less than 9" (measured on the inner surface at the butt end). 20 units per bundle.
Exposures: The hip & ridge exposure should be equal to or less than the exposure in the field of the roof, and should not exceed the maximum exposure for the specified length and grade.
Recommended Use: The appropriate hip and ridge unit should be selected to match the adjacent shingles or shakes. However, in many areas a tapersawn hip and ridge unit is used on both shingle and shake applications. Hip and ridge product type selection should be performed in accordance with the aesthetic look desired.