Let Renovation Experts help you find a Siding Contractor to install Cedar Shingles on your Home!Shingle style homes, descendants of the Eastlake style and Queen Anne Victorians, have a strong allure for those who love the look of real wood shingles. Whether or not your home has the charm and architectural details of the shingle style - such as arched buttresses, eyebrow dormers, rolling shingled corners and sweeping buttresses - wood shingles can be used to clad the exterior of your home.

In fact, cedar shingles look good on contemporary, colonial, victorian, craftsman, and many other styles of homes!

Cedar Shingles - A Green Building Material?

Many homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of the need to build green. Using green building materials is a good place to start. What about cedar shingles?

Learn about the difference between Cedar Shakes and Cedar Shingles!Cedar shingles are considered green because they are a cut from a renewable material - wood. Further, when cedar shingles are purchased that have been produced regionally less fossil-fuel is used to transport the material across the country or around the world. Buying shingles, or other building materials, closer to home also helps to support local sustainable industries.

Smart, careful installation practices play a part in reducing waste. Untreated scraps of cedar shingles can be shredded and used to cover garden beds or used to start a fireplace. Other, non-wood products often just end up in landfill sites.

The longer a building material lasts means it won't need to be replaced as often. This is "green" because it means less consumption of new material and less demolition waste going to the dump. Real cedar shingles have longevity and a natural durability against rot and weather. Maintaining them extends their life span.

Topping all of that off, properly installed wood shingles will add insulation value to your home. This, in turn, will lower your energy costs because your home is more energy efficient.

Source: www.renovationexperts.com

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  • 18 long and 3 to 8 wide shingles
  • 3/8 to 7/16 thick on the butt end and tapers to 1/8 thickness
  • Covers 20-25 square feet with a 7 exposure of the shingle
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