Press Release: F.S.T. Construction Selects Natural Look of Beach House Shake™ by Tando as Cedar Solution for Toronto Homeowner

Quebec City, Quebec — July 23 2018 - Sean Amendola of F.S.T. Construction in Oakville has shifted his business focus after installing Tando’s Beach House Shake™ on a $2 million lakefront home in Toronto, Canada. After 13 years of designing and building bathrooms, kitchens, decks, and basements, Amendola saw the potential of a brand-new category of exterior cladding that installs easily with the realism of cedar but none of the hassles. After doing one job with Beach House Shake from Derby Building Products’ Tando line of pro exterior cladding, he was hooked…and ready to jump in.

“The homeowner did all the research and told us she wanted to use Beach House Shake,” says Amendola. “She loved the look of natural cedar but was tired of the discolored ‘nasty-looking’ shakes in her words that were previously on the house. She was excited to find that Beach House Shake captured the natural look of fresh white cedar--but without the upkeep or continuous staining and repairs. The home is located right on Lake Ontario and constantly beaten up by harsh winters and temperature changes.”

Beach House Shake in Sandcastle color was used as a gable accent in front and on the entire back of the house. Amendola completed the installation in less than two days with a two-man crew. “It was just awesome. I loved the functionality,” he said. “The system fit together so easily I could have completed the project myself.”

“Afterwards, we just stood back and couldn’t believe how authentic Beach House Shake looked—right down to the saw cuts, natural keyways and tone variations within each shake,” he said. “You couldn’t tell it wasn’t cedar.” Because the shakes are impervious to moisture they should never need more than a light power wash to make them look brand new. “It’s life-changing for the homeowner and transformative for our remodeling business,” he added.

Designed as a stand-out option for pro contractors and builders, Beach House Shake is indistinguishable from real cedar and offers natural beauty without the continuous maintenance. While cedar shakes curl, crack, split and are subject to rot and decay from moisture, insects and weather, Beach House Shake requires little to no upkeep. Along with Sandcastle color, it is available in Hatteras, a mid-tone gray that emulates weathered white cedar; and Pacifica, which offers the appeal of western red cedar. 
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About Tando – Derby’s Pro Brand of Shake and Stone 
Tando shake and stone products represent innovations in exterior cladding backed by the most advanced technologies in the industry. TandoShake and TandoStone define new categories by replicating the natural beauty and texture of wood shake and stone, with little to no upkeep. Impervious to moisture and resistant to all types of weather, new Beach House Shake created by Tando is indistinguishable from real cedar, while Tando’s Signature Stain line offers the rich depth and beauty of stained wood. Perfect for today’s mixed material trend in exteriors, all Tando products complement an array of siding types including fiber cement, engineered vinyl, stucco, and brick.



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