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Enhance the Cape Cod Style with Shingle Siding

October 12th, 2017 | 3 min. read

Enhance the Cape Cod Style with Shingle Siding

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Cape Cod is known for its gorgeous views and even more gorgeous real estate. Its quaint, stately homes are surrounded by lush landscapes, aglow with natural lighting and lined with rich, cedar shingle siding.

But while Texas may be a long way away from the historic lands of Massachusetts, that desirable Cape Cod look is still well within reach in the Lone Star State.

All you need is HardiePlank shingle siding. Cape Cod-inspired Style with Southern Practicality and Charm


What is shake shingle siding?

Shake shingle siding is a type of exterior cladding that is designed to resemble hand-split cedar shingles. Shake shingles are typically thicker than traditional shingles and have a rough, rustic texture. Shake shingle siding is made from a variety of materials, including natural wood, vinyl, fiber cement, and composite materials. It is a popular choice for homeowners who want the look of cedar shingles without the maintenance requirements and susceptibility to rot and insect damage. Shake shingle siding can be installed horizontally or vertically, and is often used on the upper levels of a home to add visual interest and texture to the exterior.


What material is used for shake shingle siding? 

Shake shingle siding can be made from a variety of materials, including natural wood, vinyl, fiber cement, and composite materials. Natural wood shake shingles are typically made from cedar, although other types of wood can also be used. Vinyl and fiber cement shake shingle siding are designed to mimic the look of natural wood, but are more durable and require less maintenance. Composite shake shingle siding is typically made from a mixture of wood fibers and other materials, such as recycled plastic or cement, and is designed to offer the look of natural wood with increased durability and resistance to rot, insects, and other environmental factors.


With rich-toned, cedar-style options, HardiePlank shingle siding gives a majestic East Coast look to even the most Southern homes. Plus, it does so without the fading, rotting and discoloration that typically comes with traditional cedar siding.

HardiePlank is also:

  • Flame-resistant – While vinyl and wood siding melts and burns under high heat, HardiePlank shingle siding is completely non-combustible and approved for fire-rated construction.
  • Flexible and adaptable – Want to change colors later? Need to refresh your curb appeal before selling? HardiePlank can be painted any color you like—plus it doesn’t fade over time; we’ve visited homes on which we installed HardiePlank in the 1990s, and the siding still looks new!
  • Durability – Not only does paint last longer on HardiePlank, but the siding itself is designed to resist rotting, warping, cracking, hail, high winds and other harsh weather. In a state that’s regularly hit with hurricanes, tornadoes and torrential rain, this can be a game-changer.
  • Low maintenance – You won’t be out in the hot summer sun scouring your siding for mold or fixing hairline cracks with HardiePlank. Unlike other siding options, HardiePlank requires little to no maintenance at all once installed.


Is James Hardie shake shingle siding good? 

Yes, James Hardie shake shingle fiber cement siding is considered to be a high-quality and durable option for siding. It has a realistic wood-like appearance and is resistant to damage from moisture, fire, pests, and rot. It is also low-maintenance and can last for many years without needing to be replaced. Additionally, it is available in a variety of colors and styles to suit different home designs.


Blending Cape Cod style with Southern practicality and charm, HardiePlank shingle siding can provide the modern facelift your home needs. Learn more about the benefits of HardiePlank or see some of our Cape Cod-inspired projects here. To get more info, schedule a free consultation with one of our designers now by calling 210-485-1682.