- I have a question in general about cedar shake siding. I love it. It's beautiful in all the photos. But I keep seeing that they turn a shade of grey with time. Is this all cedar siding or can you prevent the greying with stain each year?
Pre-dipped shingles are ordered that way from the manufacturer.
Do you have a manufacturer you prefer for the pre-dipped clear red cedar like the one used in this project?
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
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.
- Would you have a photo of the front exterior? I love the entry picture, but we are building a Cape and I'd love to see the front or side exterior so that I can see the roof angles. Thank you. Beautiful work. You should be proud!
- Thank you for showing the before/after photo but wondering if red cedar gets that black streaky wet look like white cedar that I don't like. However, if it really weathers within a year I can handle that! I'm in NH, 4 season climate.
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).
Your answer was terrific. Had precisely the same concerns for a new Gulf Coast home.........
- hello I want to know if it is possible to manufacture and lay terracotta bricks like cedar shingle
I'm sorry but we do not typically work with terra cotta bricks as a siding material.
- Would you mind sharing the manufacturer of the exterior lighting? Thank you!
- what type of flooring did you use on second floor balcony & wondering how you keep water off the room below. is it a membrane / fiberglass floor and if so what surface did you put above it? Thanks
- Hi, Can you please share the exact color of the trim? Thanks!
I like the color combo with white accent.....very clean looking.
like the look of the house but would want something blue
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