Shingles and Shakes
Are these two different types of sidings that make one style? Or is it just two names of the same thing? Explaining what shakes and shingles are difficult. Because throughout history people used these words to describe different types of siding. The most common material used to makes both shakes and shingles is wood. Historically, mankind split the straight-grained and plane pieces of woods free from any knots to makes shingles.
Nowadays the commercial shingles and shakes usually use fiber cement, cedar, red pine woods, and cypress for production. And it comes in several different shapes and sizes. But the one thing common among all of these shapes of the basic structure. The shakes and shingles are thicker at one end than the other. This secure makes siding installation easier.
There is no law against using shakes and shingles for walls exterior. In fact, it is a common practice among many. This exterior style traditionally more popular for roofing and gables than walls. The style is available in both textured and treated options. The commercials treated shakes make the house look modern meanwhile the rather textured one gives the house a rustic look. Not only the shakes and shingles give an accent to the walls but if maintained nicely it can last for a few decades.
Following is a gallery featuring examples of some shingle siding design ideas.
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