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What is cedar shake siding?

CertainTeed offers a cedar shake style siding available in our Cedar Impressions® Polymer Siding and Northwoods® product line. The most realistic of polymer shakes and shingles, CertainTeed’s Cedar Impressions employs a process called TrueTexture™ in which real cedar shake boards are used to transfer their exact textures to the cedar shake siding product. This process imbues the final product with the highly detailed authentic appearance of natural cedar shake and shingle and cedar shake siding.  

In addition, Cedar Impressions has reinforcing ribs on nail slots and lock tabs for improved strength. Ribs on the back of the panels provide structural stability for added protection against warping, cupping and/or distortion.

The patented PanelThermometer is featured on all Cedar Impressions siding. This feature displays panel temperature for accurate installation. The panels are also designed for straight-up installation for easier and faster applications. QuickReferencenail mark indicators aide accurate nailing, and a Molded Perimeter Lockholds panels securely together while creating a seamless look.

The family of Cedar Impressions shake and shingle products includes six classic shake styles in perfection and rough-split textures, and the industry’s widest palette of designer colors, including dramatic dark hues, the refreshing lighter WaterColors and the soon to be available Naturals blended colors with the look of semi-transparent stained cedar. 

All Cedar Impressions styles with the exception of Half Round shingles feature matching outside cornerposts for a truly authentic installation.

Our Northwoods panels also offer the authentic look of milled cedar shake shingles and are ideal for many architectural styles. The random shingle patterns provide the look of hand-split cedar. The three authentic profiles are designed to coordinate with other CertainTeed siding styles. Northwoods also offers the TrueTexture finish.

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