While researching a number of historically correct options, I discovered an environmentally friendly alternative for our new coach house called Enviroshake. The product is composed of a 95% reclaimed material mixture including post-industrial plastic(s), recycled elastomers and cellulosic fiber materials and has earned a superior LEED certification because of it. Manufactured in Ontario, it has the authentic look of real cedar shakes without the maintenance. In fact, it has a lifetime warranty.
Well the roof is well under way (no doubt almost complete by the time I post this blog) and I am beyond excited!
Images: 1-6 John B. Murray Architect
Images: 7-10 Philip Mitchell design Inc.