Then he scraped away the dirt, and exposed a pine shingle
. He took it up and disclosed a shapely little treasure-house whose bottom and sides were of shingles.
Decay was far more prevalent in nontreated western hemlock and sugar pine shingles
, reflecting the overall low natural resistance of these wood species to fungal attack.
are half the price of cedar but last half as long unless treated annually with wood preservative.
It was in such a state that I experimented several years ago with splitting pine shingles
(shakes) and to this day I'm still splitting them.
Page (1994) in a follow-up study concluded that CCA-treated radiata pine shingles
were unsuitable for use on roofs in New Zealand due to the severity of checking that developed when the shingles were exposed to the weather.