Cedar shake shingles are just as easy to install on your roof as any other form of pebbles. Unlike regular shingles, shakes cedar can last up to 50 years on a roof. Cedar shake shingles are durable, very resistant to all weather conditions, and offer a nice step up in looks from simple asphalt shingles. To get the best out of your cedar shake shingles, you should put them over the new waterproof roofing felt
How to install cedar shake shingles, install a layer of roofing felt. You will place your first layer in the bottom of the roof along the eaves. Let it felt overhang the eaves by 3/8 inch. Add your first row shakes. Start at the bottom edge. The shaking must hang over the edge of the roof by 2 inches. The thick end of the shake facedown. Attach to shake roof with 2 1/2 to 3 inch nail. The seams should be placed 1 cm from each side and 2 inches from the top of shaking. Sell shingles touch each other on the sides.
After that to install cedar shake shingles, overlapping the first row by a second series of shakes. The second row should overlap the first row completely lining up at the bottom. Space, shake to cover holes in the first row where the boards met. The thick end should again face against the edge of the roof. Installing a second layer of roofing felt and the third row of shingles. By roofing will overlap shaking with 8 inches. Make the top of the roof. Unlike asphalt shingles, you cannot bend cedar shakes to the top of the roof.