Roof Manual

This document will help you with the installation of your cedar shake and shingle roofs. On the left side of the page in the blue section under the heading "Supporting Documents" you will find our Care & Maintenance brochure.

The pages of this manual are available online, in PDF format files, and in a hard copy (Imperial measure only).

To view the installation video click here.

Click here to download the full Roof Manual updated 05-23-14

Click here to download the full Metric Version of the Roof Manual updated 01-16-14

For helpful information on how to select a contractor, please visit the "Choosing a Contractor" page.


Table of Contents
Page #
Topic
Imperial
Metric
00 Introduction
About This Manual, Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau History,  Certi-labelTM Products, Approved Installer Guidelines, Product Warranty
 
01 Certi-LabelTM Western Red Cedar Products
Certigrade® Western Red Cedar Shakes, Certi-label Western Cedar Shingles
 
02 Certi-LabelTM Products - Factory Treated
Pressure-Impregnated Treated Products, Certi-Guard® Fire-Retardant Treated Cedar Shakes & Shingles, Certi-Last® Preservative-Treated Cedar Shakes & Shingles,
 
03 General Design & Application Details
Sheathing, Staggered Butt Applications
 
04 Design & Application Details - Shakes
Certi-labelTM Shakes, Certi-labelTM Shake Application
 
05 Design & Application Details - Shingles
Certi-labelTM Shingles, Certi-labelTM Shingle Application
 
06 Mansard Roof Details
Overview
 
07 Low Slope Roof, Hip & Ridge Details
Low Slope Details, Certi-labelTM Hip & Ridge Details
 

08

Roof Juncture Details
Convex Juncture, Concave Juncture, Roof Transitions
 

09

Roof Juncture Details
Apex Juncture, Swept or Bell Eave, Roof Valley Flashing Details
 
10 Roof Valley Flashing Details
Valleys: Certi-labelTM Shingles, Valleys: Certi-labelTM Shakes
 
11 Roof Projection Flashing Details
Diagrams
 
12 Roof Fastener Guidelines
Nails, Staples, Location/Penetration, Pressure Impregnated Treated Shakes & Shingles
 
13 Ventilation Details
Guidelines
 
14 Ventilation Details
Ridge Vents, Low Slope, Steep Slope, Severe Climate Areas
 
15 Specialty Roof Deck Details
Wood Deck, Nails
 
16 Specialty Roof Deck Details
Rigid Insulation
 
17 Cold Roof System Details
Gable & Shed Details
 
18 Cold Roof System Details
Half Monitor
 
19 High Humidity Details
Methods of Application
 
20 Coverage & Exposure Tables
Shingle Coverage, Shingle Exposure, Shake Coverage, Shake Exposure
 
21 Cedar Care & Maintenance Overview
Longevity, Quality Manufacturing, Quality Installation, Pressure-Impregnated Treatment, Topical Treatment
 
22 Cedar Care & Maintenance Overview
Topical Treatment Products, Powerwashing, The Beauty of Cedar
 
23 Specification Guidelines
General Specification Data, Sheathing Boards, Roofing Felt Interlay, General Application Data
 
24 Specification Guidelines
General Application Data, Hips & Ridges, Valleys, Fasteners (Installation, Shingles, Shakes)
 
25 How to Read a Certi-LabellTM
Label Diagram