Western Red cedar shingles?

zeitgastAugust 13, 2013

Hi we plan on putting WRC shingles. House is in a costal NE location. Not too exposed to sun though.

Would be interested in how people are finishing their shingles to preserve color and even out/prevent weathering.

Architect specified pre staining with Cabot bleaching oil followed by 2 coats of site applied semi transparent stain of our liking. Said this will retain color (assuming we restain every 3-5 years) and ensure more even weathering, prevent mildew etc.

What finishes are people using in similar locations? Any regrets/watch outs?

Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Paint to contrast molding
Hello, We just moved into a five year old townhouse...
JoAnn Babish
Is the burgundy / red accent wall dated?
Hi all! Would love your opinions on this ! My husband...
eesmerelda
Storing paint for repairs/touchups
I have paint that I want to store for later use. I...
esga
Need help picking out a color for North facing room please!
Hi, I am looking for advice on what color to choose...
rebeccayliu
Wall color for dark gray couch with yellow accent pillows
Wondering what wall color would look good with a dark...
hammy5
Sponsored Products
Red Leaves Shower Curtain
$16.99 | zulily
J&M Furniture Premium Sofa Bed K18 in Black Leather
Beyond Stores
Pantile 100-percent Cotton Throw
Overstock.com
Crossroads Sage Rectangular: 5 Ft. 3 x 8 Ft. 3 Rug
$559.20 | Bellacor
Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Home Decorators Collection Rugs Masterpiece Red
Home Depot
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Artistic Weavers Rugs Artes Maroon 6 ft.
Home Depot
Soho Ivory/ Red Polypropylene Oriental Rug (5'3 x 7'3)
Overstock.com
5'x7' Rust Red Antiqued Heriz 100 Percent Wool Handmade Oriental Rug Sh20216
1800 Get A Rug
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™