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Recommendation for shingle siding panels

drpepper | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

We are looking for a green, no/low VOC pre-assembled shingle panel. Would love recommendations! Thank you!

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    You may be interested to learn that shingle siding panels do not dry as quickly as real cedar shingles, and some panels have been associated with wall-rot problems.

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  2. wjrobinson | | #2

    Putting up cedar shingles individually is to me anyway more fun than work and very easy to do actually. And if the idea is to save time, its really not that hard to start speeding along as the task is obviously very repetitive. I do use staples and a small portable tablesaw along with traditional methods.


    I also prefer to put shingles on one at a time with 1" crown galvanized roofing staples. we used to attach a jig saw to the bottom of a piece of 3/8" plywood to make a mini-table saw that could be mounted to an extension ladder and used to rip shingles in the air. Worked great to avoid putting one worker on the ground with the saw and two in the air with staplers on days when we were short handed. great for pre-weaving the corners too. Go for the red labels rather than the blue label for a nicely rustic look on side walls.

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