Emmer Brothers Cedar Inc


On Jackrabbit Lane in Belgrade, Montana
22 Dynamo Drive - Belgrade, MT 59714
Toll Free: 1-800-952-3164 or Local Phone: 406-388-1906
Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm MST
Winter - Closed Saturday & Sunday

Our mission is to provide the finest service and products so our customers can make intelligent choices which lead to outstanding results on their projects.


Medium Hand Split Shakes (1/2" Min. Butt x 24")

Wood Splitter
Roofing Medium Shaker

Western Red Cedar Shakes

(Mediums/Heavies- Shakes vs. Shingles)

#1 Medium Hand Split Shakes are the least performing (shortest life-span) Cedar Roofing product when compared to #1 Cedar Shingles or #1 Heavy Hand Splits. The reason is thickness (only 1/2"), up to 20% flat-grain and only 2.4 ply with the standard 10" exposed.

A #1 Shingle has a more stringent grading standard with 100% vertical-grain fiber required instead of 80% vertical-grain required with #1 Shakes. The other reason a #1 Shingle out performs a #1 Medium Shake (even though it's thinner at the butt) is the exposure is less, so it is triple ply instead of 2.4 ply.

Example given: Standard exposure on a 16" Shingle is 5" (therefore, 3-ply) whereas standard exposure on a 24" Shake is 10" (therefore, 2.4 ply).

We prefer selling Premium Shakes; they are a step above #1's and are required to have 100% vertical-grain. This grain orientation is the most stable, thereby greatly reducing cupping and splitting and extending the life-span of your Cedar roof.


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Quotes and Availability

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SORRY, WE DO NOT SHIP LUMBER OUT OF STATE!

(Too much risk of damage with LTL van shipping / transfers as well as payment uncertainty)