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Roof Installation 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, or click here for more information. To ensure you are reading the latest edition of the Roof Manual please contact our office.

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

Click here to download the entire roof manual – imperial version, March 2017 edition.

To view CSSB Case Study’s detailed profiles of Certi-label® projects click here. 

cedar roof installation

Photo courtesy of: Jancewicz & Son

cedar roof installation

Photo courtesy of: Jancewicz & Son

Table of Contents

  • Page #00—Introduction—About This Manual, Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau History, Certi-label® Products (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #01—Certi-Label® Western Red Cedar Products—Certigrade® Western Red Cedar Shakes, Certi-label® Western Cedar Shingles (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #02—Certi-Label® Products – Factory Treated—Pressure-Impregnated Treated Products, Certi-Guard® Fire-Retardant Treated Cedar Shakes & Shingles, Certi-Last® Preservative-Treated Cedar Shakes & Shingles (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #03—General Design & Application Details—Sheathing, Staggered Butt Applications (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #04—Design & Application Details – Shakes—Certi-label® Shakes, Certi-label® Shake Application (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #05—Design & Application Details – Shingles—Certi-label®  Shingles, Certi-label® Shingle Application (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #06—Mansard Roof Details—Overview (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #07—Low Slope Roof, Hip & Ridge Details—Low Slope Details, Certi-label® Hip & Ridge Details (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #08—Roof Juncture Details—Convex Juncture, Concave Juncture, Roof Transitions (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #09—Roof Juncture Details—Apex Juncture, Swept or Bell Eave, Roof Valley Flashing Details (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #10—Roof Valley Flashing Details—Valleys: Certi-label® Shingles, Valleys: Certi-label® Shakes (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #11—Roof Projection Flashing Details—Diagrams (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #12—Roof Fastener Guidelines—Nails, Staples, Location/Penetration, Pressure Impregnated Treated Shakes & Shingles (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #13—Ventilation Details—Guidelines (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #14—Ventilation Details—Ridge Vents, Low Slope, Steep Slope, Severe Climate Areas (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #15—Specialty Roof Deck Details—Wood Deck, Nails (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #16—Specialty Roof Deck Details—Rigid Insulation (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #17—Cold Roof System Details—Gable & Shed Details (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #18—Cold Roof System Details—Half Monitor (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #19—High Humidity Details—Methods of Application (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #20—Coverage & Exposure Tables—Shingle Coverage, Shingle Exposure, Shake Coverage, Shake Exposure (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #21—Cedar Care & Maintenance Overview—Longevity, Quality Manufacturing, Quality Installation, Pressure-Impregnated Treatment, Topical Treatment (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #22—Cedar Care & Maintenance Overview—Topical Treatment Products, Powerwashing, The Beauty of Cedar (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #23—Specification Guidelines—General Specification Data, Sheathing Boards, Roofing Felt Interlay, General Application Data (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #24—Specification Guidelines—General Application Data, Hips & Ridges, Valleys, Fasteners (Installation, Shingles, Shakes) (Download Imperial PDF)
  • Page #25—How to Read a Certi-label®—Label Diagram (Download Imperial PDF)

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