Here is a new version of wood Shake Shingles - called the Rustic Shake Shingles.
These laser-cut simulated Cedar Shake Shingles are intended to mimic old, weathered, run-down, randomly placed wood shake shingles.
They are filled with cracks, crevices, and breaks, and are in random dis-array of placement along the horizontal and vertical directions. These will look great on any old, weathered, run-down structure.
The shingles come two (2) sheets to a package.
If you select the adhesive backing, the strips are permanent self-adhesive - just peel and stick.
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 Shakes Shingles can also be used for wall coverings to vary your buildings. They can be stained easily, and you can add various tones to simulate rotting or even previously painted shingles.
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 D5016 HO Scale Ridge Caps and Starter Strips Sheet to start off and finish your shingle installation in the same color as your shingles.