Cedar Shingle Siding
Shakertown Craftsman shingle panels combine the classic and timeless look of cedar sidewall shingles with new-age technology that allows for installs that are 10x faster than individual cedar shingles, and highly customizable.
Features & Benefits:
-One of the absolute best looking installed products on the market today
-Uniformly spaced and aligned shingles for a pristine appearance
-Pre-assembled panels that dramatically speed up installation time
-Interlocking panels with clear nailing lines for dummy-proof installation
-Intelligently designed to properly cycle moisture
-Factory pre-finished stains are available on a custom order basis
Available Styles (some of these are special order):
Available Colors (special order only):
Note: material can be stained ANY custom color, and it can also be purchased in its natural raw form
Front & Back Detail:
*(displayed is a 16" section...actual piece is 8')
Frequently Asked Questions
Are these individual shingles?
Shakertown Craftsman Siding is a 8' panel with individual shingles fastened to a plywood back. Each panel is comprised of 10-12 random width shingles that are pre-aligned for a fast and easy install.
Is this real Western Red Cedar?
Absolutely. All panels are manufactured in Washington, USA, and material is harvested from the Washington and British Columbia region. All shingles are clear, 100% vertical grain Western Red Cedar - the absolute highest quality cedar shingle available.
I pay more up front, but where do I see the bottom line benefits?
Most importantly, you'll save money on labor. These panels install 10x faster than individual shingles because they are pre-assembled, self-leveling, and incredibly easy to position and fasten. Material is always a major expense on any job, but the labor usually runs 3-5x the cost of regular siding, so it's imperative to evaluate the total installed cost. Additionally, these panels can come pre-stained, saving you from hiring a painting crew that needs scaffolding and ladders and time to reach those tough gables and second story shingles.
There are so many siding options out there - why should I choose this one?
Siding is one of the most important decisions on a home, and it instantly establishes the mood and curb appeal. Cedar shingles have been used for hundreds of years on homes, and still to this day delivers one of the most timeless and classic looks available. It's hard to explain why, but the natural and pristine look of cedar shingles simply looks right to the human eye - there's nothing fake, or manufactured about it - just raw, natural beauty. When you choose cedar shingles, you're guaranteeing that your home will be stunning for generations to come.
How do I install?
These panels install like most siding, and any crew will pick it up quickly. You'll need a moisture barrier over your sheathing, and then start with a furring strip a minimum of 6" off the ground. Fasten at each stud along the level line, and use three fasteners if the panel ends between studs. Stagger panels to avoid repetition.
Are there corners or do I use trim?
There are pre-made corners that give you a clean mitered look. The corners stagger left and right at each row to give an authentic look. If you choose corners, be sure to stain with your panels to ensure a perfect match. If you don't use the corners, it's recommended to use a 5/4" trim like Miratec or Boral TruExterior.
-1-3/4", hot dipped galvanized or stainless steel roofing nail
-Must penetrate the stud a minimum 3/4"
-Power nailing is permitted, but care should be taken to set the head flush with the panel
-Install one fastener at each stud, and three fasteners if the panel ends between studs
-Nail at least 3/4" from panel edge
Western Red Cedar Shingle Siding
Why choose Western Red Cedar?
BEAUTY – Aesthetically, there really is no substitute for the natural beauty of Real Cedar. Imbued with decidedly crisp, yet superbly rich, tonal properties, Real Cedar can create sublime outdoor sanctuaries, embolden traditional home decor, provoke cutting-edge architecture and inspire innovative interiors. Imagine – all that dynamism packed into one beautiful building material! No wonder Real Cedar is a designer’s dream come true.
VERSATILITY – Western red cedar is pitch and resin-free. This means it’s ideal for accepting and holding a wide range of beautiful finishes including elegant dark stains, shabby chic bleaches, traditional solid colors, and naturally beautiful semi-transparent. Real Cedar also offers a wide range of lumber dimensions, surface textures, and grades. Ergo, no matter what your desired effect is, Real Cedar’s got the wood for you.
SUSTAINABILITY – Independent studies prove that when it comes to environmental performance, natural wood is superior to synthetic products in every way. While other building materials generate greenhouse gasses, western red cedar actually removes greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. And unlike brick, cement, and composites, Real Cedar is renewable and biodegradable. All cedar forests are strictly managed to ensure that cedar remains one of the most sustainable building products available. In fact, well less than 1% of available Cedar is logged in a given year, and we have more cedar trees today than in history.
Using Cedar for a basic 30'x16' deck saves over two metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to driving a car for an entire year.
When you choose cedar, you're choosing to be green.
All cedar boards are SFI certified and fully supported by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.