What color is the cedar siding stained?
Thanks for your response. We love the look of fresh cedar shingles, but it has been an ongoing challenge to preserve their beauty. We use western red cedar here, which have a warm pinkish cast when first installed. Knowing this will not last, we pre-stain them on all
The roof shingles are red cedar. The sidewall shingles are white cedar. They were not stained or sealed, but left to weather. In the salt air, the white cedar will turn silver, and the red cedar will turn dark grey. The photo was taken after they had been through one winter.
for wall shingles protected with a roof overhang. But for Cape or other Colonial Revival styles without an overhang, a semi-transparent stain does not provide enough protection. In Seattle's soggy climate exterior wood remains wet half the year. Even with a mildacide added to stain, exposed shingles