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Alwaysthinkin2

11:41AM | 07/19/05
Member Since: 07/18/05
2 lifetime posts
Planning to shingle side a house. Really want my shingles to weather to gray. Any ideas about which shingle to use and what treatment, if any, I need to insure they weather to gray? Thanks in advance! Gail

dodgeroof

03:48PM | 07/20/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
Cedar shingles will turn grey, although ones which get no direct sun will take longer to do so.

New cedar left in the sun will turn in a year or so, while others may take several years.

A roof CAN be your "friend"...rather than "that thing you hate".

Alwaysthinkin2

10:29AM | 07/21/05
Member Since: 07/18/05
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for the answer I was looking for! Believe it or not, I've asked this question of GC's who looked at me like I had two heads! I wasn't sure if they needed to be treated to turn gray! Again, thanks for your info!

rchristopher

08:37PM | 07/31/05
Member Since: 07/31/05
2 lifetime posts
I like the red cedar look. My 40 year old cedar barn shakes have the red look but the gray on the lower edges. I want to power wash them to restore the red cedar look. Does this make sense?

chorlton

11:03AM | 08/01/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
35 lifetime posts
I think you can bleach new cedar to give instant greying


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