Cedar Shingling Ideas
It seems these days plastic houses are all the rage, but I got to say, in doing some checking, it seems the cheapest siding has got to be cedar shingles. I wonder if their low price is being pushed becasue of the labor costs to put them on, or just because they are a wood product that eventually must be replaced and maintained? Either way I found that I can purchase B clear shingles resawn and rebutted for 57 dollars a square. We have a shingle mill ourselves but for that price I would rather purchase them then go out and saw down cedar trees, block them up, saw them into shingles, then sort and stack them.
Now my question is, does anyone know of some artistic ways you can shingle a house? I have got about 28 square to put on and I was thinking about breaking up the long expanses of shingles by doing something creative. My initial thoughts were to do something around the 12 windows and two doors. I really don't want to have to cut EVERY shingle I put up artistically , but maybe some strategic areas would be worth targeting.
In any case I appreciate any and all ideas.
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