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Daniella wrote:Apr 12, 2013
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    Thorson Restoration & Construction

    Pre-dipped shingles are ordered that way from the manufacturer.

  • laurajill8

    Do you have a manufacturer you prefer for the pre-dipped clear red cedar like the one used in this project?

pfschu wrote:Apr 7, 2013
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    Thorson Restoration & Construction

    Khuffaker -glad you found our discussion helpful, however the weathered wood i refer to above is from Certanteed, Landmark Architecural shingles -although the same name the color may differ from between different manufacturers. I would recommend asking your builder/ supplier for a larger sample board so you can get a better feel for the overall color which can be hard to distinguish on such a small sample

  • machristo

    I ended up going with Weathered Wood from GAF. It looks so much different up close than on the roof. up close on a sample board the shingle seems to have light yellows and grey/blue colors. when they are up on the roof, they really do look so different. I don't think I would have used them if I didnt have the chance to see a house with them installed. I really like them on my house with western red cedar shingles and white trim. Very similar to this house.

mblon wrote:Sep 7, 2012
  • teamsharp5
    Thank you!
  • Brian Kane
    Thank you! Do you happen to know if siding was western red? Or eastern red?
Amy Gignac wrote:Jul 30, 2016
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    Thorson Restoration & Construction

    Hello, There are a lot of factors that come into play with how red or white cedar will weather, the underlayment, the finish on the shingles etc. There are products/finishes that will cause the shingles to wear to nice grey tone(for white cedar) and provide a more even weathered look. In general going with pre-dipped cedar -white or red, with either a weathering stain or bleaching oil should produce results without black streaks. Just be weary -Cabot was having issue with their Oil based bleaching oil causing mold to grow on the shingles, the water based does not have that problem. Speak to your builder for recommendations on brands that have worked well for them. Typically getting the shingle pre dipped from the manufacturer will provide the best quality finish. Maibec or SBC brands are two common brands and you can visit their websites for finish colors and details. The above home is also in a 4 season climate (Coastal Massachusetts).

  • fourstars

    Your answer was terrific. Had precisely the same concerns for a new Gulf Coast home.........

anabson wrote:Jan 28, 2016
Green Velvet Gardens LLC wrote:Sep 12, 2014
Laurie M. wrote:Aug 2, 2014
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    Thorson Restoration & Construction
    The client sourced the exterior lighting themselves, we just installed it so we do not have that information on file. Sorry we couldn't be of further assistance.
Jason Mora wrote:Mar 13, 2014
tommasina wrote:Sep 10, 2013
Daniella wrote:Apr 12, 2013
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    Thorson Restoration & Construction
    I know we had a discussion previously about this, but I saw it posted twice, just wanted to ensure you are satisfied with our response.

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like the look of the house but would want something blue

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