When it comes to achieving a traditional exterior – be it siding for a New England-style home or a gable end feature for a West Coast craftsman – Pinnacle Panels are the way to go. Cedar’s naturally rich tonal range adds the kind of warm classic character and charm that manmade synthetic products can’t duplicate. Maybe from a distance these faux cement fiber [CF] shingles have a slight resemblance to painted cedar shingles but it ends there. They can never achieve the natural wood colour or shingle profile of the real thing, and over time any painted surface will fade and require recoating. Whereas, untreated cedar shingles require no maintenance and age gracefully, eventually turning a beautiful silvery grey patina.