QUEBEC CITY, QC – Building on proven expertise, Tando introduces composite technology to its architecturally precise 5” shingle – Beach House Shake, the authentic composite shingle, as the perfect substitution over natural cedar shingles. Composite technology is recognized for providing uncompromised realism, durability and longevity and has revolutionized exterior products such as decking, roofing, lap siding, and TandoStone, the #1 brand of composite stone.

“With composite technology, Beach House Shake has reach a tremendous stride in authenticity,” said Ralph Bruno, Derby’s CEO. “The market has been demanding a shingle product with the unique, individual and natural variations of untreated cedar that will stay looking fresh – like the day it was installed. With Beach House Shake’s innovative composite technology, we have reached a new level of uncompromised realism and architectural precision.”

“This is a bigger story than just being an alternative or low-maintenance product,” noted Wes Robichaud, Sales Manager of Coastal Forest Products, a leading LBM distributor based in Bow, NH and Charleston, SC. “Beach House Shake is just a better product overall – beyond natural cedar shingles or polymer shakes.”

Consumers desire natural cedar shingles, as they love the iconic look of a cedar shingled home with unique individual shinglesbut untreated cedar shingles discolor quickly with unsightly and uneven dark spots. To overcome discoloration, cedar shingles are commonly painted and while coatings offer protection, they cover up natural cedar’s subtle nuances and beauty. They natural cedar shingles are time intensive to install, in limited supply and require constant upkeep.

A 5-inch re-squared and rebutted shingle, Beach House Shake is available in four natural cedar shades: Sandcastle, a new white cedar; Atlantica, a silvery gray reminiscent of a New England cottage; Hatteras, a deeper gray found in southern coastal regions; and Pacifica, a new western red cedar shingle. www.beachhouseshake.com

About Tando

Tando, a brand of Derby Building Products, is the leader in composite exterior cladding with Beach House Shake®, the authentic composite shingle, and TandoStone®, the #1 brand of composite stone. Backed by more than five decades of product innovation, Tando produces high performance products professionals prefer and consumers demand. For more information on Beach House Shake, TandoStone, or TandoShake®, the original polymer shake, visit www.tandobp.com or www.beachhouseshake.com.

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