Shakes/shingles

What is Shakes/shingles?

Shakes/shingles meaning Flat pieces of weather proof material laid with others in a series of overlapping rows as covering for roofs and sometimes the sides of buildings. Shakes are similar to wood shingles, but instead of having a cut and smoothly planed surface, shakes have textured grooves and a rough or “split” appearance to give a rustic feeling.

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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