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    Faux Cedar Shingles

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    I've been looking for some faux cedar shingles that have a little flex to them, to roof these draped roof azumaya designs.
    The roof has a compound curve and I always use cedar shingles which will bend a little to the curves.

    I've only handled one type of faux shingle and it was pretty stiff. Are there any out there that can flex, a little anyway??
    a sample azumaya with draped eaves https://woodsshop.com/Azumaya/12xDra...raped-Roof.htm
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    I made a trailhead kiosk recently and used Brava brand synthetic shakes. I think they would have plenty of flex for what you have pictured.

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    Last edited by Bradley Gray; 11-08-2019 at 2:34 PM.

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    You could steam standard shingles to bent them.

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    No a customer of mine can't use cedar or any wood shingle, that's why I need a faux shingle and the bend they need to make isn't that much.
    Last edited by Joe Wood; 11-08-2019 at 2:30 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Dyas View Post
    You could steam standard shingles to bent them.

    Location, location, location...flammable materials like cedar of a roof are an issue.
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    Say Bradley, do those Brava shingles look good from below if placed over skip sheathing?
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    They have a diamond pattern on the bottom. I installed them on skip sheathing, and you can tell they are not wood, but the install sheet specs 5 1/2" wide sheathing on 10" centers, so you really can't see much of it.

    I was able to get samples to show the client- they signed off on the appearance before ordering.

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    Thanks Bradley, so 2.5" wide skip wouldn't be acceptable?
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