• Christopher Rose, AIA

    Credit: Kelsey Dake

    Christopher Rose, AIA
  • NuCedar Mills Classic R&R Shingles

    Credit: Noah Kalina

    NuCedar Mills Classic R&R Shingles

The humid salt air of coastal environments takes a toll on exteriors. That’s why veteran seaside architect Christopher Rose, AIA, specified NuCedar Mills Classic R&R Shingles for his marquee project, the HGTV Dream Home 2013. Unlike some faux products “where you can see the same pattern in every fourth shingle,” he says, the prefinished cellular PVC shingles are distinct with the “inconsistency of the real product.”

Unlike the real thing, however, these shingles are impervious to water and insects. “You don’t have to worry about mold, mildew, or rot,” he says. Available in 13- and 18-inch lengths, or in 48-inch panels, the recyclable shingles come in 18 standard colored finishes guaranteed against chipping, peeling, or cracking. After revisiting several completed projects, Rose says he’s still enamored by the shingles’ performance. “This material looks more like the real material in perpetuity.” NuCedar Mills, nucedar.com