Tando®, a brand of Derby Building Products, has announced new Char shake as the latest addition to its TandoShake® Cape Cod Perfection line of classic shakes that feature clean lines and an authentic cedar texture. Char’s unique color offers the beauty of charred, burnt, or blackened wood, a look rooted in a centuries-old Japanese wood-preserving process known as shou sugi ban, the practice of burning wood to protect it from the elements. Today, homeowner desire for the trendy charred look is being fueled by the modern farmhouse movement, which merges rustic charm with clean, modern lines.
With all the beauty of burnt wood cladding and none of the mess, Tando’s Cape Cod Perfection Char shake features an architecturally accurate, 5” exposure with crisp edges and an authentic aesthetic. Driven by consumer demand for clean lines and rich colors, Cape Cod Perfection is available in five additional solid colors: mariner blue, classic white, ashwood gray, slate gray, and wheat, all complementing a variety of architectural styles and achieving the on-trend mixed material looks desired by homeowners. Tando’s Cape Cod Perfection is impervious to moisture and ideal for ground contact and roofline applications. Thanks to its lightweight design, the cladding is perfect for fast and easy one-person installation.