Although cedar shake roofing was initially developed in Europe, it came of age during the period of the American colony settlements. In the early 19th-century shake roofing was revolutionized and gained tremendous popularity throughout the U.S.
A shake is a wooden shingle that is made from split logs. Although historically cedar shakes were split from knot-free wooden bolts, today they are cut to size. Cedar shakes can be cut into almost any design. Popular designs include valleys, ridges, complex patterns and ornamental butt ends.
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