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If you select the adhesive backing, the strips are permanent self-adhesive - just peel and stick.
The shakes are each the same length (scale 12" wide), cut to a rounded bottom edge. They have a distinctive shape for a special, unique appearance.
With a light painting of alcohol/India ink solution, the shingles take on a nice aged appearance - use a bit more, get more aging - it's up to you. Check the product photo - half is stained, half is not
NOTE: The package contains sheets of laser-cut strips of shingles that need to be layered up - just like real shingles. These are not pre-layered sheets.
Shingles are laser-cut from a heavy wood fiber content paper and resemble wood or asphalt shingles very well.
Each package contains two (2) sheets that measure 4" wide by 12" long - approximately 90 square inches of material. With a 50% overlap, the two (2) sheets cover approximately 45 square inches of roofing area.
These shake shingles may also be used as wall shingles - to vary your buildings' decorative appearance. They are easily stained to take on various color tones or to simulate aged/decaying boards. The Gray, Green, or Red colors can simulate hard slate shingles; the Brown colors simulate cedar shakes. Let your imagination run wild!
Updated color chips; we've added some new colors for you to choose from !
If you've ordered a specific color of roofing before, that "color name" has not changed, so you may order it again and expect to receive the same color.
(But please note, there is some slight color variation from packet to packet from the vendor source for this material.)
You may be wondering, "what's the difference between 'Slate Gray' and 'Slate'".
There is just a subtle difference in these colors. The Slate Gray selection is the color that's been included in our color chart for several years - it's truly a gray color.
The new Slate color selection has a very subtle hint of green in the gray - a natural slate stone color.
Be sure to also purchase the D5516 O Scale Ridge Caps and Starter Strips Sheet to start off and finish your shingle installation in the same color as your shingles.