Certi-Label Shingles Company Overview:

The Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau was formed in Washington in 1915 and merged with the Handsplit Shake Bureau in 1963 to ensure quality standards of shakes and wooden shingles.

The CSSB allows manufacturers to use a Certi-Label designation. Members of the CSSB produce quality shingles that meet specified uniform standards and label their products with various Certi-label trademark designations.

Designations for shakes include Certi-Split Handsplit , Certi-Sawn TapersSawn, Certi-Split Tapersplit, and Certi-Split Straight-split. Designations for shingles include Certigrade Number1 Blue Label, Number 2 Red Label, and economy grades.

Certi-Label shakes and shingles offer the classic and elegant appearance of wood combined with durability and light weight.

The Certi-Label Warranty

The CSSB -administered 20 to 25 year warranty is offered by approved installer-members.

Certi-Label Shingle Review

Cost
Certi-Label Cedar shakes and shingles are less costly than copper, zinc, slate, or tile options, but are more expensive than traditional asphalt products.

Rating: 5 out of 10

Installation
Shakes and shingles may be applied to roofs of 3:12 slope or greater. A Certi-Label installation must be completed by an approved installer. Installation details for shakes and shingles vary in seismic and extreme weather areas. Refer to the CSSB New Roof Construction Manual for details. Strict application standards may apply in some locations.

Rating: 6 out of 10

Durability
Cedar shakes and shingles are a high-performance roofing option. Durability varies with weather, treatment and maintenance. High wind resistance is offered at up to 245mph for Certi-Split shakes and 175mph for Certigrade shingles. Various fire ratings (A, B, C) are available if Certi-Guard fire retardant is applied to the product, and a longer life is offered with Certi-Last preservative treatment. Products are tested to Class 3 or 4 for impact resistance.

Rating: 9 out of 10

Aesthetics
Few roofing products equal the beauty and natural appearance of wooden shingles and shakes. Treated shingles will maintain original colour longer. Cedar ages naturally to an attractive silver-gray.

Rating: 9 out of 10

Warranty
Certi-Label shingles offer 20 or 25 year coverage only if completed by an approved installer. The installer provides information on warranty and treatments required to the customer. The customer should be fully apprised of all warranty details.

Rating: 6 out of 10

For assurance of standardized quality, choose Certi-Label approved shakes or shingles.

Certi-Label Contact Information

Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau
P.O. Box 1178
Sumas, WA 98295-1178
USA

Tel: 604-820-7700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              604-820-7700      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: 604-820-0266

In Canada:
Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
#2 – 7101 Horne Street
Mission, BC V2V 7A2
Telephone: (604) 820-7700
Facsimile: (604) 820-0266
E-mail: [email protected]