Membership

The CSSB promotes the common interest of all members involved in the cedar shake and shingle roofing and sidewall business. With 101 years of experience administering quality assurance programs, lobbying for building code updates, providing quality marketing services, and protecting the viability of the cedar shake and shingle industry, the CSSB serves its members well.

Member benefits include:

  • Marketing support/advice
  • Coop ads with fellow members
  • CSSB literature at cost
  • New territory development
  • Advertising and sponsorship opportunities
  • Informative Certi-Scene newsletter
  • Customer referrals
  • Tradeshow participation
  • Listing on website
  • Roof application information, assistance and demonstrations
  • Association with the credible CSSB name
  • District Manager educational seminars/support
  • Target audience penetration
  • Invitation to Annual General Meeting
  • Mill tours
  • Building code change participation
  • Grading rule updates
  • Product research and testing
  • Peer networking
  • Industry trend monitoring

 

Membership Categories

  • Manufacturer
    • Mill
    • Treater
  • Affiliate
    • Distributor/Broker/Retailer/Wholesaler
    • Associate
    • Member Contractor/Installer 
    • Business (equipment supplier, after-market roof treatment product manufacturer, service provider)
    • Professional (engineer, architect)
    • Subsidiary
  • Alumni and Honorary

How to join

In order to become a member of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau®, applicants are required to submit a completed application package, appropriate fees, and pass compulsory inspections/reference checks. Final approval decisions are made by the Board of Directors.Honorary members are recommended and approved by the Board of Directors.

What does it cost to join? Click here for category and fee information.

Download the respective application (PDF) below and send along with all fees and any other required paperwork to membership@cedarbureau.com.

Contact our office to request the Member Contractor/Installer application package.


Marketing

The CSSB is committed to a strong marketing program. The CSSB publishes a wide range of literature and promotional items, tools that are constantly being updated to attract the attention of the target audience. The "Certi" brand is actively promoted in all CSSB marketing efforts; trade shows, product labeling, magazine ads, District Manager seminars, literature, media relations and much more. Each year CSSB staff answer thousands of consumer questions. The team is dedicated to helping CSSB members be as successful as possible.

Quality Products

Only CSSB member mills are allowed to use the distinctive "Certi" brand name on their product labels. All manufacturing members must commit to independent, third party random inspections. These inspections ensure that grading standards are followed. Strict adherence to these guidelines allows Certi-label® products to enjoy a consistent quality reputation. CSSB manufacturing members also undergo a second quality control check by the CSSB-exclusive Cedar Quality Auditor. S & W Forest Products Ltd. is currently under yellow tag protocol.