Ageless Beauty: The “Lasting” Look of Natural Cedar
Homeowners now have a new option that offers ageless beauty and savings if they are considering the beauty and refined classic look of natural cedar shingles for their new home. This option will also appeal to homeowners looking to replace their shingle siding that has weathered, cracked, split, curled or bowed over time.
CertainTeed’s new Cedar Impressions Individual 5" Sawmill Shingles are the industry’s first polymer shingles that offer multiple, maximum natural cedar appearances with the minimum of care. That means homeowners have the freedom to choose the cedar appearance they prefer – freshly sawn or aged – and keep the look they choose forever, with very little maintenance and significant cost reduction over the long-term.
CedarLife™ Color Blends
To capture the appearance of natural Eastern White and Western Red Cedar at various time-weathered stages, CertainTeed has created the new patent-pending CedarLife Color Blends. With four color families – Natural, Cedar, Driftwood and Rustic Blends, each with light, medium and dark shades, CedarLife enables the selection of unique, random color patterns for exceptional design and curb appeal.
As well as using the 5" exposure indication marks on both side edges of each shingle, chalk lines can be snapped on the wall 12" above the bottom edge of each course for an additional guide to keeping courses straight and level. This method will be necessary in cases where course exposures are adjusted, to create full exposures over and under trim. Creating a story pole would be the suggested practice for this format, to assure courses are consistent on all sides of the building.
From freshly cut to aged, the durable CedarLife technology locks in the appearance of your choice to ensure that either a fresh or weathered look will last a lifetime. With CertainTeed’s TrueTexture™, Cedar Impressions Individual 5" Sawmill Shingles have the molded textures and patterns that replicate the effect of saw blades for that authentic finish.
CertainTeed’s newly developed CedarLife Blend-it™ Tool enables professionals to help guide their customers through the color selection process, mixing Color Blends to their desired effect. This tool gives them the freedom of design to create a truly distinctive look for their home.
The Craftsman’s Touch
In the U.S., the art of cedar shingle installation has been perfected over the last two centuries. Craftsmen who have always worked with cedar can apply their same skills to the installation of Cedar Impressions Individual 5" Sawmill Shingles, which come in seven widths (4, 4.25, 4.5, 5, 5.75, 6.75 and 8 inches), while professionals familiar with polymer panel installations will find it easy to learn. Though Cedar Impressions install like real wood, on-site trimming or finishing with stains or bleach is unnecessary. In addition, waste is minimized as the shingles install easily around windows, doors and corners, pairing perfectly with CertainTeed’s Restoration Millwork® trim product line.
Limited availability in New England and Mid-Atlantic states
For more information about CertainTeed’s Cedar Impressions Individual 5" Sawmill Shingles or to request copies of the brochure, call 800-233-8990, visit www.certainteed.com, or contact your CertainTeed Territory Manager.