What is Shakes/shingles?

Shakes/shingles meaning Flat pieces of weather proof material laid with others in a series of overlapping rows as covering for roofs and sometimes the sides of buildings. Shakes are similar to wood shingles, but instead of having a cut and smoothly planed surface, shakes have textured grooves and a rough or “split” appearance to give a rustic feeling.


reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)