Cedar Shingles' Manufacture and Installation

Project: Modern Colonial, Episode 5, Part 1



A Heat-N-Glo gas fireplace unit is being installed in this episode, one of several throughout the house. Bob tours the showroom to see the different models available and understand how they work, then meets the crew from The Ironhouse in Hyannis, MA, back on site to help set up a unit in the project house.

Around back, Eastern White Cedar sidewall shingles are ready to be installed. Keith Ball from Maibec is on site to talk with Bob about the correct installation technique. Finally, Bob takes a trip to Canada to see how they're milled.
Part 1: Cedar Shingles' Manufacture and Installation
Bob tours the Maibec American Classics mill in Quebec, Canada, where the cedar shingles for the center-entry Colonial house were manufactured. Maibec uses Eastern White Cedar from certified, responsibly managed forests for its shingles. The shingles come in three grades.

All Maibec shingles are resawn and rebutted using a proprietary process that ensures that the bottom of the shingle is square with the sides without requiring hand shaving on site. This makes the shingles a little more expensive initially but saves time and money on the installation and makes for a cleaner, finished look.

Bob is using the Nantucket William E. Poole Series for his Colonial project. These premium grade shingles are actually pre-finished right at the plant.
Part 2: Touring the Heat-N-Glo Showroom
Part 3: Gas Fireplace Installation
This project focuses on the construction of a Colonial-style home built with both history and the future in mind. While the 4-bedroom, 4-bath home will have a traditional exterior and interior detailing, the plan will suit the needs of a modern family, including easy-maintenance fireplaces, a great room, master suite, sun room, 3-car garage, and a large walk-out basement with plenty of room for recreation and indoor/outdoor living.

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