Author Topic: Staining Red Cedar Shakes???? Mystery  (Read 2826 times)

Offline BillCT

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Staining Red Cedar Shakes???? Mystery
« on: February 01, 2016, 10:00:50 PM »
Hi - We're dealing with new red cedar shingles on a roof and all siding.  This will be finished in a month or two.  The goal is to maintain the shingles in a light brown/butterscotch color. This link shows what the desired color is:   http://www.maguireconstruction.com/NewConstruction.html
The question is how to treat the shingles to achieve this look.  If untreated, the shingles will weather unevenly, have dark areas, light areas, etc.  So, how do we stain for this look?  A semi transparent clear?  A semi with some color?  AND... when to do the job?  Logically, I would think we have to stain before the shingles begin to weather unevenly.  A window of a couple of months after they go up?  Thanks!