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How to Protect Cedar Shingles

July 8th, 2016 by Sandy Husted

Cedar shingles are a favorite material for roofs and walls because of their wide availability and ability to stay strong for many years. However, even cedar begins to break down after awhile, thanks to the loss of naturally occurring oils that protect the structure of the wood. Sunlight and moisture are the main culprits when it comes to cedar decay; organic debris, which encourages the growth of mold and mildew, can also lead to a decline in shingle quality. These steps show you how to protect cedar shingles through regular maintenance and, when necessary, how to treat the shingles for greater protection.
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Benefits of Cedar Shingles Siding

January 8th, 2016 by Sandy Husted

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When many people think of cedar as a construction material, they think of that warm smell of cedar closets, but cedar is also a terrific siding material for your home’s exterior. Cedar is one of the most durable softwoods, offering excellent noise abatement, insulation, and longevity.

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Cedar Shingle vs. Shake & Class

September 26th, 2015 by Sandy Husted

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For over the last two months, I have sat next to our national sales representative for cedar shingle siding, and the knowledge I have gained from him has been priceless. Every day I learn something new and interesting – and since I am in a sharing mood, I thought I would share some of his knowledge with you.

There is a difference between the terms “Shingle” and “Shake.” Even though the terms are universal, shake is more commonly associated with roofing and not siding. I found this to be very interesting. We have customers call all-of-the time asking for cedar shake. Are they unaware of the difference in terminology?
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