Can you replace individual cedar shingles?

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Can you replace individual cedar shingles?

Yes, individual cedar shingles on a side wall of a house can be replaced. But if there are large numbers in poor condition (more than a third or so of the wall surface), it may make more sense to strip the wall and reshingle it. Replacing a few shingles is a pretty straightforward job.

Can cedar shingles be left untreated?

And while well-cared-for cedar shakes can give your home a vintage vibe, if left untreated the siding can discolor, soften, or even decay and rot.

Can I use roofing nails for cedar shingles?

Nail Sizes for Cedar Shingle Roofing Nails should be long enough to penetrate underlying materials in the cedar shingles at least 3/4 inches, or all the way through.

Can you staple cedar shingles?

The Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau prefers the use of nails, however if you choose to use staples they must be stainless steel Type 316 in locations within fifteen (15) miles of salt water. For locations outside of the salt water zone – stainless steel staples Type 304 or Type 316 must be used.

What’s the difference between cedar shakes and shingles?

Cedar shakes are split off while shingles are sawn smooth on both sides and cut tapered. Lastly, shakes are thicker than shingles. Durability – Generally speaking, cedar shakes are more durable and last longer than shingles because they are thicker and made from premium grade wood.

How do you fix a hole in a cedar?

Repairing small holes in cedar siding is fairly simple:

  1. Fill the cavity with spray foam insulation. This ensures a tight seal to block outside air from infiltrating your home.
  2. Once the spray foam has hardened, use this wood filler to seal the hole.
  3. Paint the wood filler patch.

How do you know when cedar shingles need replacing?

Cracking: Cedar wood also wears over time due to moisture. Wood expands and contracts over time so drying and cracking is inevitable. Nevertheless, when hairline cracks become bigger, shingles should be replaced to avoid further damage.

How much does it cost to replace a cedar shake roof?

Cedar Shake Roof Cost The average price range to install a 3,000-square foot shake roof is between $18,000 and $20,000, or about $600 to $670 per square. Low cost for installation is around $16,000 and high cost is about $27,000.

What kind of nails do you use to put cedar shingles on?

Use Hot-Dipped Galvanized, Aluminum or Stainless Steel Hot-Dipped galvanized, aluminum and stainless steel nails are all corrosion-resistant and all can be used to nail Western Red Cedar. Other types of nails are not recommended.

What are the best nails for cedar shingles?

Correct Nails for Cedar Shingles The ideal nail types for cedar shingle roofing projects include corrosion-resistant varieties like stainless steel and hot-dipped galvanized. At Cedar Roof Coatings, we advise against the use of plain steel nails to keep the cedar roofing stain-free over time.

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