Beach House Shake or Cedar shingles? Here's why you should side with us.

Time will tell.

You'll love natural cedar shingles the day the contractor leaves, but it won't stay that way. With Beach House Shake, the love lasts. Even years later, you’ll have a look that’s indistinguishable from just-installed natural cedar, with almost no maintenance.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER STORY

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With Beach House Shake, you get all of the look of natural cedar without the upkeep.

BEACH HOUSE SHAKE

  • The bottom line: Beach House Shake will look like freshly milled or gently weathered Western Red, Eastern White or Alaska cedar for decades after it's been installed with no deterioration and no upkeep—a promise that's backed by an unmatched 10-year "looks like new" warranty.

NATURAL CEDAR

  • The bottom line: Fresh cedar has a warm rich hue until exposure to the elements turns it grey and black in irregular streaks and patches. Restoring and preserving the natural look requires regular maintenance. No warranty covers the colorfastness of cedar products.
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APPEARANCE TODAY

  • Indistinguishable from fresh or perfectly weathered cedar shingles

APPEARANCE TOMORROW

  • Stays looking like the day it was installed with little to no upkeep
    • Retains its beauty – either the look of fresh or perfectly weathered cedar shingles – regardless of exposure to sunlight and moisture

durability

  • Will not discolor, split, crack or rot
  • Impervious to moisture – stands up to salt spray, storms, humidity, snow and sun
  • Won’t be damaged by pests and insects

upkeep

  • Requires little to no upkeep
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wind resistance

  • Designed to perform well in high wind and high impact resistance areas such as Miami-Dade’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone

APPEARANCE TODAY

  • The look of fresh cedar shingles
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APPEARANCE TOMORROW

  • Surface appearance begins to deteriorate immediately after installation
    • Cedar shingles discolor, often unevenly, when exposed to sunlight and moisture
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durability

  • May discolor, split, crack, and rot
  • Exposure to elements will affect lifespan
  • May be damaged by pests and insects
  •  

upkeep

  • Requires maintenance (i.e., painting, staining, replacement, etc.) on a regular basis for best aesthetics

wind resistance

  • May be damaged by high winds, hurricanes, and impacts
  •  
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BEACH HOUSE SHAKE

  • The bottom line: Beach House Shake will look like freshly milled or gently weathered Western Red, Eastern White or Alaska cedar for decades after it's been installed with no deterioration and no upkeep—a promise that's backed by an unmatched 10-year "looks like new" warranty.
SEE THE SPECS

APPEARANCE TODAY

  • Indistinguishable from fresh or perfectly weathered cedar shingles

APPEARANCE TOMORROW

  • Stays looking like the day it was installed with little to no upkeep
    • Retains its beauty – either the look of fresh or perfectly weathered cedar shingles – regardless of exposure to sunlight and moisture

durability

  • Will not discolor, split, crack or rot
  • Impervious to moisture – stands up to salt spray, storms, humidity, snow and sun
  • Won’t be damaged by pests and insects

upkeep

  • Requires little to no upkeep
  •  

wind resistance

  • Designed to perform well in high wind and high impact resistance areas such as Miami-Dade’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone
cedarvsBHS-cedar

NATURAL CEDAR

  • The bottom line: Fresh cedar has a warm rich hue until exposure to the elements turns it grey and black in irregular streaks and patches. Restoring and preserving the natural look requires regular maintenance. No warranty covers the colorfastness of cedar products..
SEE THE SPECS

APPEARANCE TODAY

  • The look of fresh cedar shingles
  •  

APPEARANCE TOMORROW

  • Surface appearance begins to deteriorate immediately after installation
    • Cedar shingles discolor, often unevenly, when exposed to sunlight and moisture
    •  

durability

  • May discolor, split, crack, and rot
  • Exposure to elements will affect lifespan
  • May be damaged by pests and insects
  •  

upkeep

  • Requires maintenance (i.e., painting, staining, replacement, etc.) on a regular basis for best aesthetics

wind resistance

  • May be damaged by high winds, hurricanes, and impacts
  •  
  •  
 

“[Beach House Shake Hatteras] is the way shingles look after 1, 2, 5 years, and you want them to stay that way. But they never do. And that’s why we tear them off.”

  - S. MCMURTRIE, SMC CONTRACTING

 

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