A shake is a basic wooden shingle that are made from split logs. Shakes have traditionally been used for roofing and siding applications around the world. Higher grade shakes are typically used for roofing purposes, while the lower grades are used for siding purposes. In either situation, properly installed shakes provide long lasting weather protection and a rustic aesthetic. The term shake is sometimes used as a colloquialism for all wood shingles, though shingles are sawn rather than split.