Shake Shingle Alternative
My small project (200 sq ft) needs shake shingle siding. Top grade cedar shingles have high price and low (in my area) availability. Is there a high quality cedar alternative that people have been happy with? Fiberglass, composite, other?
Hardie shingles. They come in 4' lengths with 3 or 4 different cut patterns in the bundles.
They give a nice random pattern. They look like cedar shingles when they are up. Most
important, with a spray finish they will look just like new for years. My mother had a Cape Cod with cedar shingles but with all the layers of paint etal the shingles just didn't look good and the paint was peeling and cracking. With the Hardie (installed for 15 years) they still look new. Being fiber cement, they act like stucco so paint finish lasts.
By the way I am in no way an employee or owner of Hardie. I just like using their product.
I love Hardi as well but 200 sf is a small job and even expensive shingles wouldn't be that expensive.
Thanks Bing and Florida, both good inputs.
Florida did get me to think about the cost of the small project.
It's like gasoline. Expensive, but if you are just buying 5 gal for your lawn tractor it's manageable. Now off the find some white cedar shakes in southern N.H.