Published on January 13th, 2014 | by Henri


Vinyl siding that looks like cedar shakes

Q.    I have what I hope is a simple question. My wife and I will be re-siding our 15-year-old cape next spring. We wish to use a ” realistic” looking vinyl cedar-shake siding. A year ago I sent for some samples from 3 different companies. We chose Nailite brand siding because it looked closest to the real thing. Do know of any other manufacturer of this type of siding that may be even closer in appearance to natural cedar shakes? Maybe something new to the market?

A.    Nailite siding has had quite a number of problems with color retention. Many claims have been filed with them and the results have not been very satisfactory. Nailite filed for bankruptcy several years ago..

Other popular choices include Cedar Impressions from CertainTeed or Restoration Shapes from Wolverine (which is also a CertainTeed company). But perhaps you have already checked their lines. Whether or not you find these other sidings closer to natural cedar shakes is a personal judgment.

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