Wood shingles typically are made of cedar, and are used mainly on higher slopes – from 4″ -in- 12″ upward. They are very aesthetically pleasing with a rich look. Also, if properly applied, wood shingles have a long life expectancy.
Split wood shakes are aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting. Shakes, due to their rough look, are desired in certain architecture concepts. They also are more difficult to install than typical shingle applications.