CERTI-LABEL Cedar Shake Shingles

Product History

CEDAR SHAKE & SHINGLE BUREAU HISTORY On June 9, 1915, at a meeting of the Trustees of the West Coast Lumber Manufacturers Association, it was agreed to establish a branch of the association to serve those members who manufactured shingles. Our influence grew, and as we survived both the Great Depression and World War II, manufacturers continued their quality commitment. In 1963 the organization merged with the Handsplit Shake Bureau to become the Red Cedar Shingle & Handsplit Shake Bureau. Manufacturers’ product lines continued to broaden and, in 1988, the members changed the organization’s name to the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau . In the late 1980s, mill quality control inspections were subcontracted to independent, third party quality control agencies. Today, the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau represents (“CSSB”) over 200 member manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, brokers, retailers, installers and other industry associates. It is known as ‘the recognized authority since 1915.’

What is a Shake Shingle?

            This is a common question…. but there is NO SUCH THING as a “shake shingle”

There are 3 main product types:

  • ® Certi-Split Handsplit and Resawn Shake: Split face exposed with a naturally rustic appearance, saw on back

    Most common are 18″ & 24″ lengths Butt thickness ranges from 3/8″ to 1″ plus

  • ® Certigrade Shingle: Sawn on both sides for a tailored appearance Available in 16″ Fivex , 18″ Perfection or 24″ Royal lengths

    Butt thickness is gauged using a stack of shingles to meet the proper measurement

  • ® Certi-Sawn Tapersawn Shake: Sawn on both sides for a semi-textured look with a stronger shadowline than a shingle

    Most common are 18″ and 24″ lengths Butt thickness ranges from 5/8″ to 7/8″