Pre-Assembled Cedar Shingles

"The new smart way to install cedar shingles."

- This Old House.

Pre-finished Cedar Shingles, Semi-transparent Cape Cod Gray, Installed, photo

Factory Prefinishing

• Low Maintenance Solid Colors

• Semi-Transparent Stains

• Bleaching Stain (accelerated weathering)

Western Red Cedar is an excellent base for paints and stains, and a properly applied factory finish can last just as long on cedar as it does on artificial siding products. Real time testing of western red cedar, prefinished with a solid color, was rated "good as new" after 20 years of exposure to typical conditions.

Paints and stains perform best when applied in a controlled environment, before the shingles have been exposed to sunlight and environmental contaminants. Exposure to sun, rain, and high or low temperatures, during finishing or curing, compromises the quality of the finish. All Ecoshel shingles are kiln dried to the ideal moisture percentage before finishing.

Factory prefinishing coats all surfaces, front, back, and edges, to prevent the shingle from absorbing moisture behind the finish. Back priming significantly increases the life of the finish, and also provides greater dimensional stability, which helps prevent cupping and curling.

Prefinishing all surfaces uses much more finish than painting in the field, but, typically, still costs less. Ecoshel Shingle-Strips are ideal for prefinishing because they require very little cutting and handling, so touch-up and cleaning after installation is minimal.

Solid Color Stains

25 Year Performance Guarantee

Real time field tests have shown that kiln dried cedar prefinished with a solid color will be "good as new" after 20 years. If you want a finish that is nearly maintenance free, then a solid color stain is your best option.

Your order can be prefinished with virtually any solid color.  Choose one of the colors below, or provide a color spec or sample to match.

Some customers prefer the  #2 grade with solid color finishes because the stronger flat grain patterns show through as beautiful, subtle, changes in sheen.

Ecoshel uses premium quality 100% acrylic PPG stains over a special oil based primer formulated to block WRC tannins.

Premium #1 Vertical Grain

Solid Stain / Vertical Grain

Standard #2 Flat Grain

Solid Stain / Flat grain

Solid Colors Stock colors shown below.

Ecoshel will provide a custom color match for any solid color.

Cape Cod Gray Semi-transparent
Phoenix Fossil Solid Color
Pewter Solid Color

Cape Cod Gray

Heritage Gray

Phoenix Fossil

Pewter

Mullion Gray Solid Color
Monterey Gray Solid Color
Autumn Gray Solid Color

Mullion Gray

Monterey Gray

Dark Ash

Autumn Gray

Oxford Brown Semi-transparent

Backwoods

Ebony Gray

Oxford Brown

Coffee

Beechwood Solid Color
Autumn Sand Solid Color
Jefferson Tan Solid Color
Autumn Brown Solid Color

Beachwood

Autumn Sand

Jefferson Tan

Autumn Brown

Amsterdam Solid Color

Driftwood Beige

Navajo Red

Amsterdam

Dark Green

Semi-Transparent Stains

Nothing has more curb appeal than homes sided with  high quality Western Red Cedar shingles finished with a semi-transparent stain that highlights the natural beauty of the wood.

Sanded WRC has a wide range of wood tones, from blonde to dark brown, that show through as beautiful color variations when finished with semi-transparent stains.

We recommend semi-transparent stains with the Premium #1 grade which has subdued clear vertical grain, and beautiful tonal transitions.

The Standard #2 grade includes flat grain shingles, which have a stronger grain pattern that works well with solid colors and with darker semi-transparent stains.

Premium #1 Vertical Grain

Cedar shingle, semi-transparent stain, Olympic Naturaltone, Vertical grain

Standard #2 Flat Grain

Cedar shingle, semi-transparent stain walnut, russet, flat grain

Ecoshel sidewall installations will last for decades, with or without paint or stain. The primary maintenance concern is how long the finish will last, and how the finish affects the color of the wood.

While solid color stains will look good as new after 20 years, the challenge for a semi-transparent stain is to provide enough protection from UV rays to prevent "graying" of the wood beneath the finish. Ecoshel uses  finishes that include high quality trans-oxide ground pigments and UV blockers, to provide the best protection from graying.

Generally, darker stains like Walnut, will block UV much better than lighter stains like Cedar Naturaltone. Clear finishes and "Toners" are not recommended because the wood will begin turning gray within a year or two.

You should plan on re-coating lighter stains in 5 - 7 years. Darker stains could last twice as long before they need to be re-coated. The stains will fade, but, depending on the style of house, that can be a nice quality. Like an old pair of  jeans, semi-transparent stains are a work in progress that will develop character over time. If you think of your house as a canvas, and you're willing to manage the evolution of the finish, semi-transparent stains enable you to create a true work of art with exceptional character.

Semi-transparent stains are easily renewed  by adding another coat, or washing with special solutions that will restore the new wood coloring. Because Ecoshel uses stains rather than paints, there is no film to crack or peel when the finish fails, so re-finishing is relatively easy. See the maintenance section for information on restoring semi-transparent finishes.

Solid color stains can always be applied over semi-transparent stains, so if you really want a very low maintenance finish, you might still consider starting with a semi-transparent to enjoy the beauty of the wood, and then top coat with a solid color when it's time to refinish.

Semi-transparent stains are shown in 3 different color groups, Naturaltones, Weathered Grays, or Colors.

NOTE: "Tannin bleeding" may occur with semi-transparent finishes. The tannins that give cedar it's color sometimes migrate to the surface and form a stain. If tannin stains do occur, they can be easily washed off. See the maintenance section for more information.

Semi-Transparent Naturaltones

Caramel Semi-transparent
Cedar NAturaltone Semi-Transparent stain
Redwood NaturalTone Semi-Transparent

Caramel

Cedar

Naturaltone

Ecoshel

Naturaltone

Redwood

Naturaltone

Sierra Semi-transparent stain
Redwood Solid Color

Sierra

Ecoshel 701

Ecoshel 702

Redwood

Russet Semi-transparent stain

Ecoshel 901

Ecoshel 902

Ecoshel 904

Russet

Oxford Brown Solid
Walnut Semi-transparent
Clove Brown Semi-transparent

Oxford Brown

Walnut

Clove Brown

Dark Mahogany

Sanded Western Red Cedar has a wide range of wood tones, from blonde to dark brown, that provide beautiful color variations when finished with semi-transparent stains. These swatches represent an "average" color.

Semi-Transparent Weathered Grays

CApe Cod Gray Solid Color
Barnwood Semi-transparent stain
Driftwood Semi-transparent stain
Ash Semi-transparent

Cape Cod

Barnwood

Driftwood

Ash

For a natural weathered gray appearance, also consider using the Bleaching Stain finish shown below.

Sanded Western Red Cedar has a wide range of wood tones, from blonde to dark brown, that provide beautiful color variations when finished with semi-transparent stains. These swatches represent an "average" color.

Semi-Transparent Colors

Antique Red Solid Color
Antique Green Solid Color

Antique Red

Antique Green

Coal

Bleaching Stain

Bleaching Stain accelerates the weathering process, changing the color of the wood to the same beautiful weathered gray that would normally require many years of weathering to achieve. The finish includes a temporary semi-transparent gray stain that is designed to weather off as the bleach in the finish changes the color of the wood.

One advantage of using the Bleaching Stain is that there is no finish to maintain once the process is complete. The process also eliminates any concerns about tannin bleeding that could occur with semi-transparent gray stains that simulate the weathered appearance.

Bleaching Stain is a great solution for customers who want the look of weathered white cedar, but the greater dimensional stabilty of clear vertical grain Western Red Cedar. We recommend using Ecoshel Premium CVG #1-A Shingle-Strips for bleaching stain applications

One disadvantage of bleaching finishes is that you have less control over the gray color than when using a semi-transparent gray stain, although you could always finish with a semi-transparent stain, after bleaching, to achieve a specific gray. Most customers are very happy with the natural gray color that develops..

In some environments, a second coat of Bleaching Stain, applied in the field, may be required to achieve the desired level of weathering.

Pre-finished Cedar Shingles, Semi-transparent Cape Cod Gray, Installed, photo
Pre-finished Cedar Shingles, Semi-transparent Cape Cod Gray, Installed, photo

Real time field tests have shown that kiln dried cedar prefinished with a solid color will be "good as new" after 20 years. If you want a finish that is nearly maintenance free, then a solid color stain is your best option.

Your order can be prefinished with virtually any solid color.  Choose one of the colors below, or provide a color spec or sample to match.

Premium #1

Vertical Grain

Solid Stain / Vertical Grain
Solid Stain / Vertical Grain

Standard #2

Flat Grain

Solid Stain / Flat grain
Solid Stain / Flat grain

Some customers prefer the  #2 grade with solid color finishes because the stronger flat grain patterns show through as beautiful, subtle, changes in sheen.

Ecoshel uses premium quality 100% acrylic PPG stains over a special oil based primer formulated to block WRC tannins.

Premium #1

Vertical Grain

Standard #2

Flat Grain

Nothing has more curb appeal than homes sided with  high quality Western Red Cedar shingles finished with a semi-transparent stain that highlights the natural beauty of the wood.

Sanded Western Red Cedar has a wide range of wood tones, from blonde to dark brown, that show through as beautiful color variations when finished with semi-transparent stains.

Cedar shingle, semi-transparent stain, Olympic Naturaltone, Vertical grain
Cedar shingle, semi-transparent stain walnut, russet, flat grain

We recommend semi-transparent stains with the Premium #1 grade which has subdued clear vertical grain, and beautiful tonal transitions.

The Standard #2 grade includes flat grain shingles, which have a stronger grain pattern that works well with solid colors and with darker semi-transparent stains.

Pre-finished Cedar Shingles, Semi-transparent Cape Cod Gray, Installed, photo

Solid Color Finish

• 100% Acrylic Topcoat

• Oil Based Stain Blocking Primer

• 25 Year Performance Guarantee

Cape Cod Gray Semi-transparent
Phoenix Fossil Solid Color
Pewter Solid Color

Cape Cod Gray

Heritage Gray

Phoenix Fossil

Pewter

Mullion Gray Solid Color
Monterey Gray Solid Color
Autumn Gray Solid Color

Mullion Gray

Monterey Gray

Dark Ash

Autumn Gray

Oxford Brown Semi-transparent

Backwoods

Ebony Gray

Oxford Brown

Coffee

Beechwood Solid Color
Autumn Sand Solid Color
Jefferson Tan Solid Color
Autumn Brown Solid Color

Beachwood

Autumn Sand

Jefferson Tan

Autumn Brown

Amsterdam Solid Color

Driftwood Beige

Navajo Red

Amsterdam

Dark Green

Semi-Transparent Stains

• Extensive Color Selection

• UV Blocking Pigments

Caramel Semi-transparent
Cedar NAturaltone Semi-Transparent stain
Redwood NaturalTone Semi-Transparent

Caramel

Cedar

Naturaltone

Ecoshel

Naturaltone

Redwood

Naturaltone

Sierra Semi-transparent stain
Redwood Solid Color

Sierra

Ecoshel 701

Ecoshel 702

Redwood

Russet Semi-transparent stain

Ecoshel 901

Ecoshel 902

Ecoshel 904

Russet

Oxford Brown Solid
Walnut Semi-transparent
Clove Brown Semi-transparent

Oxford Brown

Walnut

Clove Brown

Dark Mahogany

CApe Cod Gray Solid Color
Barnwood Semi-transparent stain
Driftwood Semi-transparent stain
Ash Semi-transparent

Cape Cod

Barnwood

Driftwood

Ash

Antique Red Solid Color
Antique Green Solid Color

Antique Red

Antique Green

Coal

Pre-finished Cedar Shingles, Semi-transparent Cape Cod Gray, Installed, photo
Pre-finished Cedar Shingles, Semi-transparent Cape Cod Gray, Installed, photo

Premium #1

Vertical Grain

Standard #2

Flat Grain

Solid Color Finish

• 100% Acrylic Topcoat

• Stain Blocking Primer

• 25 Year Performance

Solid Stain / Vertical Grain
Solid Stain / Flat grain
Cape Cod Gray Semi-transparent
Phoenix Fossil Solid Color
Pewter Solid Color

Cape Cod Gray

Heritage Gray

Phoenix Fossil

Pewter

Mullion Gray Solid Color
Monterey Gray Solid Color
Autumn Gray Solid Color

Mullion Gray

Monterey Gray

Dark Ash

Autumn Gray

Oxford Brown Semi-transparent

Backwoods

Ebony Gray

Oxford Brown

Coffee

Beechwood Solid Color
Autumn Sand Solid Color
Jefferson Tan Solid Color
Autumn Brown Solid Color

Beachwood

Autumn Sand

Jefferson Tan

Autumn Brown

Amsterdam Solid Color

Driftwood Beige

Navajo Red

Amsterdam

Dark Green

Premium #1

Vertical Grain

Standard #2

Flat Grain

Semi-Transparents

• Extensive Color Selection

• UV Blocking Pigments

Cedar shingle, semi-transparent stain, Olympic Naturaltone, Vertical grain
Cedar shingle, semi-transparent stain walnut, russet, flat grain
Caramel Semi-transparent
Cedar NAturaltone Semi-Transparent stain
Redwood NaturalTone Semi-Transparent

Caramel

Cedar

Naturaltone

Ecoshel

Naturaltone

Redwood

Naturaltone

Sierra Semi-transparent stain
Redwood Solid Color

Sierra

Ecoshel 701

Ecoshel 702

Redwood

Russet Semi-transparent stain

Ecoshel 901

Ecoshel 902

Ecoshel 904

Russet

Oxford Brown Solid
Walnut Semi-transparent
Clove Brown Semi-transparent

Oxford Brown

Walnut

Clove Brown

Dark Mahogany

CApe Cod Gray Solid Color
Barnwood Semi-transparent stain
Driftwood Semi-transparent stain
Ash Semi-transparent

Cape Cod

Barnwood

Driftwood

Ash

Antique Red Solid Color
Antique Green Solid Color

Antique Red

Antique Green

Coal

Pre-Assembled

Cedar Shingles

Pre-finished Cedar Shingles, Semi-transparent Cape Cod Gray, Installed, photo

• Low Maintenance Solid Colors

• Semi-Transparent Stains

• Bleaching Stain

Solid Colors

Ecoshel will provide a custom

color match for any solid color.

Cape Cod Gray Semi-transparent
Phoenix Fossil Solid Color
Pewter Solid Color

Cape Cod Gray

Heritage Gray

Phoenix Fossil

Pewter

Mullion Gray Solid Color
Monterey Gray Solid Color
Autumn Gray Solid Color

Mullion Gray

Monterey Gray

Dark Ash

Autumn Gray

Oxford Brown Semi-transparent

Backwoods

Ebony Gray

Oxford Brown

Coffee

Beechwood Solid Color
Autumn Sand Solid Color
Jefferson Tan Solid Color
Autumn Brown Solid Color

Beachwood

Autumn Sand

Jefferson Tan

Autumn Brown

Amsterdam Solid Color

Driftwood Beige

Navajo Red

Amsterdam

Dark Green

Caramel Semi-transparent
Cedar NAturaltone Semi-Transparent stain
Redwood NaturalTone Semi-Transparent

Caramel

Cedar

Naturaltone

Ecoshel

Naturaltone

Redwood

Naturaltone

Sierra Semi-transparent stain
Redwood Solid Color

Sierra

Ecoshel 701

Ecoshel 702

Redwood

Russet Semi-transparent stain

Ecoshel 901

Ecoshel 902

Ecoshel 904

Russet

Oxford Brown Solid
Walnut Semi-transparent
Clove Brown Semi-transparent

Oxford Brown

Walnut

Clove Brown

Dark Mahogany

CApe Cod Gray Solid Color
Barnwood Semi-transparent stain
Driftwood Semi-transparent stain
Ash Semi-transparent

Cape Cod

Barnwood

Driftwood

Ash

Antique Red Solid Color
Antique Green Solid Color

Antique Red

Antique Green

Coal

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