Hyde Park: Cedar Impressions Siding Renovations

The team recently finished residing a home in Hyde Park with Cedar Impressions by Certainteed. The house, built in the early 1900’s had both cedar shingles and clap boards to start with, and in some spots several layers. The homeowners were looking for a consistent look around the house and something that was less maintenance.

Cedar Impressions were a good option for this home, because they could still have t


he look of cedar shingles, with the lower maintenance option of vinyl, and still have the option to add character and unique touches. To achieve this, we installed scallop shaped panels as three decorative belts on the gable peaks of the house.

Cedar Impressions shingles comes in several different “size” and style options including 5” and 7”. For this project, we went with Cedar Impressions® Triple 5″ Straight Edge Sawmill Shingles  because the homeowner preferred the more traditional coastal New England look and then accented it with the scallops. Per Certainteed’s website “Cedar Impressions® Triple 5″ Straight Edge Sawmill Shingles feature an authentic sawmill texture, with molded textures and patterns that replicate the effect of saw blades and splitting tools. They are available in 28 colors, including high performance deluxe colors. And Cedar Impressions Triple 5″ mitered corner posts are now offset, blending corners harmoniously for a more accurate appearance.” [1]

One of the challenges of this project was that there were so many layers of old siding, and the amount and type of layers was not consistent throughout the house. So, we solved this problem by stripping the old shingles all off so that just the sheathing of the house was left.

Then we installed Typar House Wrap. And the new siding was installed over that. Around the window, we installed custom bent aluminum trim.

Now the owners have a consistent, low maintenance exterior with Certainteed’s Life-time Limited Warranty[2]


Almar Building & Remodeling Co (Hanover Ma). As a third generation family owned and operated company for over 58 years Almar Building has all the benefits of a small company with the options of a larger company. From Additions, Kitchens, Bathroom, Basement Renovations, Siding, Windows, to Doors Almar services the entire South Shore of Massachusetts including: Hanover, Hingham, Pembroke, Norwell, Milton, Scituate, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanson, Abington, Rockland, Holbrook, Braintree, Weymouth, Milton, and many more towns. Hyde Park: Cedar Impressions Siding Renovations


[1] http://www.certainteed.com/siding/products/cedar-impressions-triple-5-straight-edge-sawmill-shingles/

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.