Identifying Cedar vs Pine Shakes

Good Morning,

I have been reading into the issues with untreated pine shakes and the associated fungus’s etc.

Does anyone know a way of being able to identify whether a roof has been fitted with Pine or Cedar. Both seem to turn a silver hue and telling the difference is difficult.

Thanks in advance…


I’ve never heard of an untreated pine roof or wall shake, shingle.
Treated pine shake, shingles are relatively new.

Smell it?

Lick it!

Well, thank-you guys for the informative replies…