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fullermatt 10-02-2013 08:20 AM

Cedar Shakes - Old and New
 
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I am building a detached garage and am going to go with heavy cedar shakes to match the house. I need about 12 square, but I found a guy who has 8 square that he is selling very cheap. They are still in bundles, but have sat outside so that all the exposed areas are weathered.

If I mix and match these with new shakes, in a year or two, will they look as though they all weathered together?

Number 1 Red Cedar Heavy (40 bundles)
Ridge Cap (10 Bundles)


Here is a picture of what he has.


Thanks,
Matt

Fairview 10-02-2013 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by fullermatt (Post 1248671)
I am building a detached garage and am going to go with heavy cedar shakes to match the house. I need about 12 square, but I found a guy who has 8 square that he is selling very cheap. They are still in bundles, but have sat outside so that all the exposed areas are weathered.

If I mix and match these with new shakes, in a year or two, will they look as though they all weathered together?

Number 1 Red Cedar Heavy (40 bundles)
Ridge Cap (10 Bundles)


Here is a picture of what he has.


Thanks,
Matt

You're trying to match the house. I'd pass.

QUOTE: Ed the Roofer

You need to be concerned with the initial price only once… But you are going
to be concerned about Quality…for many years to come!!!

fullermatt 10-02-2013 09:17 AM

[QUOTE=Fairview;1248681]You're trying to match the house. I'd pass.

Yes, I am trying to match the house but if I use new shakes it will not match, at least not day 1. I assume overtime the new shakes would weather similar to what is on the house.

BTW - the house has they same Heavy cedar shakes and is about 75 feet away from the detached garage I am building.

Fairview 10-02-2013 09:47 AM

The first thing I would want is the two different batches to be at a moisture equilibrium so I suppose you could spread all the wet outdoor less expensive out to dry or soak all the new until that happened.

Your choice but I have more pleasant ways to be frugal. :)

kwikfishron 10-02-2013 09:51 AM

They will blend at some point. I think a year or two is a bit optimistic though especially in areas that don't see much sun or weather.

fullermatt 10-02-2013 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Fairview (Post 1248692)

Your choice but I have more pleasant ways to be frugal. :)

If it was just a few $$ I wouldn't bother, but he only wanted $400 for all of it.

Maybe I could use his on the side of the garage that will face away from the house. And use the new my side of the ridge.

kwikfishron 10-02-2013 10:44 AM

I'm seeing an awful lot of small and split shakes in those bundles. Looks like a collection of a roofers rejects. What pitch are the ridge caps, can you even use them?

fullermatt 10-02-2013 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 1248724)
I'm seeing an awful lot of small and split shakes in those bundles. Looks like a collection of a roofers rejects. What pitch are the ridge caps, can you even use them?

Good question about the ridge caps, and one which I do not know the answer. My roof will be 4/12.

kwikfishron 10-02-2013 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by fullermatt (Post 1248731)
Good question about the ridge caps, and one which I do not know the answer. My roof will be 4/12.

From what I can see in the picture those look more like an 8/12, definitely not a 4.

Gary in WA 10-03-2013 11:11 PM

Those look like rejects, as said. http://miniatures.about.com/od/minia...inegarwood.htm

http://www.ehow.com/how_12082215_mak...weathered.html

Or just buy a store product.

Gary

seeyou 10-05-2013 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by fullermatt (Post 1248671)
I am building a detached garage and am going to go with heavy cedar shakes to match the house. I need about 12 square, but I found a guy who has 8 square that he is selling very cheap. They are still in bundles, but have sat outside so that all the exposed areas are weathered.

If I mix and match these with new shakes, in a year or two, will they look as though they all weathered together?

Number 1 Red Cedar Heavy (40 bundles)
Ridge Cap (10 Bundles)


Here is a picture of what he has.


Thanks,
Matt

I'd buy them. They will match eventually. As noted above, make sure they're not mostly "skinnies", but it doesn't look like they are to me.

rossfingal 10-05-2013 08:47 PM

Looks like "skinnies" to me.


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