What are siding shakes?

What are siding shakes?

Shake siding has a unique look that can enhance the architecture and style of your home. Fiber cement shingles and shakes are available in straight and irregular edges, as well as individual shakes, allowing you greater flexibility in designing your exterior.

What shakes wood siding?

WOOD SHINGLES VS WOOD SHAKES. Wood shake refers to wood roofing material that is created by splitting thin rectangles from a wooden log. There are two types of wood roofing materials – wood shake and wood shingles. Wood shingles are sawn on both sides and are thinner at the butt end when compared to a wood shake.

How do you keep siding shake?

Cedar shakes require regular cleaning to keep them free from things like moss, algae, and mold. They also require surface treatments to protect from things like the elements, moisture, insects, and fire. These protective treatments are required every few years to remain effective.

Do you have to paint LP smart siding?

According to the terms of LP’s application instructions, all exposed edges of LP® SmartSide® siding and trim must be primed and painted with approved paint to protect the siding substrate. The back side is better left unpainted.

What’s the difference between shingles and shakes?

Cedar shakes are split off while shingles are sawn smooth on both sides and cut tapered. Lastly, shakes are thicker than shingles. Durability – Generally speaking, cedar shakes are more durable and last longer than shingles because they are thicker and made from premium grade wood.

Is vinyl shake siding good?

Vinyl looks like wood shake siding but has the longevity and low-maintenance qualities of vinyl. Vinyl shakes are also considerably less expensive than cedar shakes. Vinyl provides for a low-maintenance, long-lasting material that still has the charming look of cedar.

Are wood shingles expensive?

You can expect to pay $4.50 to $9.00 per sq. foot or $450 to $900 per square for wood shingles when installed on a standard sized single story home.

How long does wood shake siding last?

The standard lifespan of cedar shake roof installations is between 40 and 50 years. The better condition you keep them in, however, the longer life expectancy you will see.

How do you clean shake shingles?

The Cedar Bureau recommends using a solution no stronger than one-part bleach to three parts water. Apply it with a pump sprayer and let it sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with a garden hose. Be sure to keep the hose pointed downward to avoid forcing water up behind the shingles.