Historical Applications Accuracy It is of prime importance to replicate the original building. A challenge comes with finding historically accurate products and meeting current building codes. Years ago, people did not use products such as plastic shakes, vinyl siding, and concrete tiles, Wood was the building material of choice, and wise project leaders are still specifying wood. The CSSB can help with period-correct specification of cedar shakes or shingles, assist with application information, and source the proper finishing products relevant to the era of specific historical projects. The CSSB also has contacts in the building official community and highly recommends you contact them for project approval guidelines, possibly including variances for specific historical projects.Custom Dimensions Available CSSB member manufacturers offer specialty products to meet the needs of historic project managers. Dimensions that exceed “stock" sizes can be sourced through the CSSB's extensive member network. Key historical products that are available: Tapersplit shakes, in various lengths up to 36″ and beyond. Straight Split shakes, in various lengths up to 36″ and beyond (Straight Split shakes are also known as Barn shakes). Shingles are available in various thicknesses upon request.
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