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Old 11-07-2019, 10:38 AM   #1
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I've been looking for some man made shingles that have a little flex to them, to roof these draped roof azumaya designs. The roof has a compound curve and I always use cedar shingles which will bend a little to the curves.

I've only handled one type of M M shingle and it was pretty stiff. Are there any out there that can flex, a little anyway??
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:41 AM   #2
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Steel might work.


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steel shingles? Wouldn't they buckle when bent?
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Aren't all shingles man made?

Do you mean like plastic or composite shingles?

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I've been looking for some man made shingles that have a little flex to them, to roof these draped roof azumaya designs. The roof has a compound curve and I always use cedar shingles which will bend a little to the curves.

I've only handled one type of M M shingle and it was pretty stiff. Are there any out there that can flex, a little anyway??
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I mean a composite shingle of some sort, not cedar or another wood species but they need to have a little flex to bend down a bit in to those curves.

thanks for that link Robie I'll give them a call!
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I mean a composite shingle of some sort, not cedar or another wood species but they need to have a little flex to bend down a bit in to those curves.

thanks for that link Robie I'll give them a call!

Can you use ridge cap? 10 at a time would take a while, but certainly no longer than cedar.


I cut some ice and water shield into 10 x 10 shingles to wrap around the Doug Fir sticking up through the middle of my treehouse.


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I think you misunderstand. I need a faux shingle, instead of cedar shingles, that is slightly flexible and can be installed over skip sheathing.
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When I read composite, I think asphalt.


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yeah me too, what's the proper name then?
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yeah me too, what's the proper name then?
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https://www.cedur.com/

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Yeah those Cedur are probably what we'll go with. Most all of the others have a grid pattern on the back for support which will look awful from underneath like this first pic. The next two are the Cedur, then the view from underneath which needs to look nice also.
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