There are two different types of wood roofing: Handsplit and Tapersawn.  Handsplit wood shingles have a more rugged look and Tapersawn shingles are cut mechanically so that they have a smoother surface.

wood1small     wood2small  Wood shakes and shingles are preferred by many homeowners because they have a natural and rustic visual appearance.  Wood shingles have smooth, sawn surfaces and shakes can be either sawn or hand-split so that they have a more rugged appeal.  Wood shingles are strong and beautiful, offer many advantages: they are visually versatile, practical, natural, and can increase the value of your home or property.