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Tapersawn Cedar Shakes
The shingle/split shake hybrid.
A Certi-Sawn red cedar shake is sawn both faces but is thicker than a shingle. The added thickness enables it to be applied as a shake (2 ply with paper/felt interlay) resulting in lower application costs. Many architects like the more defined shadowline of the heavier butt and yet still get the cleaner look of a sawn product.
- Sawn on both sides
- Smooth Uniform look with added durability
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Grades and Recommended Use
#1 PREMIUM GRADE TAPERSAWN
100% edge grain. Nominal lengths 18" and 24" shakes shall be of random widths, minimum width shall be 3 ½". Thickness shall be nominal 5/8" or ¾" with a minus tolerance of 1/16" in 10% of the bundle.
Roof Exposure: 10" for 24-inch shake; 7½" for 18-inch shake. Interlaid felt is required.
Wall Exposure: Single course: 10½" for 24-inch shake; 8 " for 18-inch shake
Recommended Use: For walls or roofs on 4:12 slope and steeper where a high quality, durable and uniform appearance is desired.
#2 Red Lable TaperSawn
Nominal lengths 18" and 24", minimum width shall be 3", shakes less than 4" width shall not constitute more than 10% of the running inches of each bundle. Thickness shall be nominal 5/8" or ¾": with a minus tolerance of 1/16" in 10% of the bundle. Limited defects are allowed 9" above the butt in 18" shakes and 12" above the butt in 24" shakes. Unlimited flat grain is allowed. Sapwood is restricted to 1" in width for the first 10 inches.
#1 Alaskan yellow cedar tapersawns
Alaskan Cedar Tapersawns are an extremely durable product that turns a natural silvery gray once weathered.
Same installation as a #1 Red Cedar tapersawn
Available in 18" or 24" lengths and either 5/8" or 3/4" butt thickness.
- 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.