Ramos Roofing offers both Wood Shakes and Shakes Shingles roof products to residential and commercial roofing customers in Denver Colorado.
Wood shakes are made from cedar, redwood, southern pine and other woods. Shingles are machine-sawn; shakes are hand-hewn. (Some local building codes limit their use because of fire resistance concerns.)
Wood shingles are available in #1 grade, #2 grade, and #3 grade. The best wood shingles are made from the heartwood of large cedar trees. They are cut thin with a tapered smooth sawn surface on both sides giving them a beautiful appearance once installed.
Shake Shingles are similar to wood shingles but are heavier and larger than wood shingles. Also, shakes have a more rugged look with added variation in texture and size. These are available in three different thicknesses including heavy split sawn shake, medium split sawn shake, and #1 taper sawn shake.