The cedar shake and shingle market today is such that most manufacturers produce their siding and roofing material in a handful of “standard” sizes. If you shop around for a hand-split shake, for example, you are most likely to find that your only options are an 18” or 24” length, and your available thickness will max out at 1 ½” at the butt.
You’ll find the same restrictions on availability for most siding and roofing shakes & shingles. The trouble is that many of our clients are looking to restore their roofing or siding project to its’ original condition. For the first 200 years that Western Red Cedar was used for roofing and siding, there was an abundance of straight grain, old growth fiber available. For this reason, many manufacturers would take advantage of this high quality wood to split and cut their shakes and shingles into longer lengths, or with thicker butts. This is why we see many clients call in who are trying to restore their century old roof with products that they can’t find anywhere today. This is where Direct Cedar Supplies separates ourselves from the rest of the Cedar retailers and wholesalers out there today. Whether it is a 36” straight-split shake, a 48” taper-sawn shake, or a 60” taper-split shake, no matter the length or thickness you need, Direct Cedar Supplies can provide it for you. We use the finest Old Growth Western Red and Alaskan Yellow Cedar available anywhere in the world to manufacture exactly what you need, replicating not only the look you want, but also the quality of wood that was originally used.
Have you got a unique project you are working on that requires a cut of shake or shingle that you can’t find anywhere? Give Direct Cedar Supplies a call today and let us help you get the material you need. These are the kind of projects that remind us that we can do something special. Let us help restore your historical project to its’ original condition. There is no cut of Western Red Cedar or Alaskan Yellow Cedar shake or shingle that we cannot reproduce for you.
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