Wood shingles are beautiful and classic. They lend a warm and welcoming feel to any home. Wood shingle roofing is generally made from red cedar, cypress, redwood or pine. Wood shingles have a uniform taper and thickness. Purchasing them is an experience in caressing quality. Attractive names such as ‘Perfection’ and ‘Royal’ are used to describe shingles with length of 18 to 24 inches. Considering wood shingles are formed from freshly cut wood logs, fire resistance is often a concern of homeowners. Some cedar shingles have the added benefit of being treated with fire retardant. Preservatives aid in stunting incidences of rot and decay.