Cedar shakes / Guides

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...cedar, you can expect to pay around $27 to $40 per square foot installed. Lifespan of cedar siding: In and around 50 years, much longer with treated shingles and proper installation. Note: In this writer's experience, a step that is often missed in the installation of cedar shakes is creating an air space and dra...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...cedar shingles): Cedar shakes © Old House Store Pros: Highly resistant to moisture, rot and wind, very low embodied energy. They make for a beautiful, authentic and natural looking roof. As it is a completely natural material, it can be more responsibly disposed of than other materials at the end of its life ...