Shingle Siding

sweet.reverieAugust 22, 2012

Hello All!

I did not see a better forum for this post. We are on a pretty tight budget with our build and we really want shingles because of the overall look we are going with on the house- PWN wooded cottage.

Our builder uses a panelling system where walls are premade and delivered to your site on trucks (not a modular or prefabricated home). If you use a siding different than shingles, that can be done in the factory but shingles have to be done on site. Our builder was talking about shingles needing to be pre-dipped and individually nailed on... but DH and I were sure there were different, cheaper methods to achieve a similar (not the same) look.

Anyone have any good resources?

Thank you :)

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There are manufacturers (like Premier Forest) who make real cedar shingles in panels.

CertainTeed makes fiber-cement shingles that mimic cedar shingles/shakes in panels as large as 15" x 60" (3 courses tall) with 15" high corner shingles in 19 colors.

And then there are vinyl shingles.

I don't know the cost differences.

I'm surprised the wall panel manufacturer doesn't offer some of them.

Here is a link that might be useful: CertainTeed shingles

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 7:34PM
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Thanks Renovator8! I have no idea what the price difference is either. I will have to find the cheapest one that stays true to the character of the house.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 10:02PM
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