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Old 10-02-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
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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.


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

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[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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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
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.
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Looks like "skinnies" to me.

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