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Cedar Roof Shingles: Blending the Old with New

Updated: Sep 23, 2019


Your cedar roof could be due for a touchup because shingles are missing, oxidized or broken. Homeowners want to know: Is it possible to mix new shingles with old ones? Read on to find out.

Top Concerns When Using Old and New Roofing Cedar Shingles:

Will it look aesthetically pleasing to blend the two? If you were to replace a floor tile in your home, chances are you’d like the whole room to look uniform. Similarly, when a new cedar roof shingle is applied to the roof, there may be some variations in color because cedar shingles tend to fade over time.

This is as a result of oxidation brought on by sun exposure, as well as other elements; however, your worries will be eliminated as new replacements can be intentionally faded with some of the methods described below.

How to Fade a New Cedar Roof

Here are a few tips for blending tiles:

  • Color Stains - If you’d like the fastest uniformity possible, the most prominent way to fade the shingles is with a stain. .

  • Wash the Roof – One natural way to expedite the fading process so new shakes look like older ones is with a deep cleanse. Cedar roof contractors can professionally help with this technique.

When you install cedar roof shingles with existing ones, several advantages are presented, including cost savings because an entire cedar roof installation can be expensive. Homeowners can save a great deal with sectional replacements as the need arises or with professional restoration services. The roof will still need to be properly maintained.

If you’re interested in blending cedar shingles consistently, contact us online or call us at 203.847.5740 to discuss methods, timelines, care tips and pricing. We’re located in Norwalk, Connecticut, and have proudly served the area for more than 35 years.


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