A timber shake is hand split with the grain on one face producing a rustic finish and then re-sawn on the back to give a smooth surface to aid fixing.
Cedar shingles are produced in 3 grades. These are referred to as Blue Label, Red label and Black Label. Marley only recommends the use of Blue Label shingles in the UK. They are:
Cedar shingles do not require treating as they are 100% heartwood and have a life expectancy of over 50 years untreated. However if you would like the extra reassurance of treated shingles we offer them pressure treated with a Celcure AC-500 treatment.
The preserved wood is protected against attack by wood decaying fungi and wood destroying insects, but it will give a darker colour to the shingles, please request images prior to ordering treated shingles.