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Iossi Shakes & Scallops
Cedar Discovery

Shakes and Shingles trace their history throughout American home styles.  This style was once the siding choice for the post Victorian "Shingle Style" of the late 19th century as well as for the many styles of the Arts and Crafts period.  They were prevalent in the Craftsman Style bungalows, both for roofing and siding, and work beautifully for many cottage styles. So regardless of the style of your home, a Shake and Shingle application can bring a simple charm or a elite sophistication to it.

So what is the difference between a shake and a shingle?  A shingle is thinner at the butt than a shake, once sawn on both sides, and milled more precisely than shakes. Cedar Shakes are more irregular, and sometimes machine grooved to appear more like authentic hand split shakes and while rarely hand split these days, they still follow the dimensional rules of their predecessors. Shakes follow the grain more closely.

The best feature of today's shakes and shingles?  Whether you are selecting the rough split look of the Hand Split Shakes or the more uniform look of the Perfection 5" or 7" shingle, all offer an authentic appearance while eliminating the significant weakness of real wood products - wood rot.

With Cedar Discovery many home owners find the beauty of American wood without the lifetime of maintenance or repair.

Perfect for accents, wainscots, entryways, or full home cladding, designed for strength and durability, and with low maintenance the choice is yours.

  • Unmatched beauty and versatility with a wide range of styles, colors, textures and options for accessories.
  • Save dollars, time and hassles!  Cedar Discovery Shakes & Shingles never need to be painted or stained.
  • Rigidity:  Panels are designed and engineered to be more rigid so the siding remains straight on the wall.
  • Color Read Test:  Using a spherical spectrophotometer, a 10,000 watt xenon flash tube bounces light off a siding panel and the information is then analyzed to determine if the color falls within accepted ranges for color consistency and match.
  • Weathering: Color retention is also tested by subjecting the products to real-time weather conditions and accelerated UV testing. This ensures that your products will hold up in the most extreme environmental conditions.
  • Impact Resistant: Hail, rocks, baseballs... no matter what life throws at you the Cedar Discovery® is designed to absorb it.
  • Vertical Height Impact Testing: measures the durability and ability to resists impact forces, requiring products to be the proper thickness, formulation and include impact modifiers.

Are you ready to make your dream a reality? Call Iossi today to get started.... we are always happy to work with you.

Iossi is a certified Vinyl Siding Installer. Through the Vinyl Siding Institute's Certified Installer Program experienced professionals receive thorough training on proper, industry-approved vinyl siding installation techniques. VSI's certification process involves a combination of classroom training, hands-on instruction, and a written test given by a VSI Certified Trainer. It is important to note that the quality of the installation is just as important as the quality of the product you select.

Look for these labels to ensure your siding is certified by VSI.

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cedar discovery choices


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Longevity: Beauty that lasts a lifetime, backed by a V.I.P. Limited Lifetime Warranty

  • 1. Hand Split Shake. Deep random grooves replicate the rustic look and texture of real cedar shakes.
  • 2. Weatherered Cedar Collection. Subtle shading and variations in color recreate the look of naturally weathered cedar.
  • 3. Solid Cedar Colors. The look of freshly painted cedar shakes.
  • 4. Perfection Shingle - Weathered Cedar Collection. Random gaps and refreshed, realistic rough cedar-grain texture replicates the appearance of real cedar shingles; the subtle shading and variations in color recreate the look of naturally weathered cedar.
  • 5. Solid Cedar Colors. The appearance of freshly painted cedar shakes.
  • 6. Breathe Easy. Unlike some fiber cement products, vinyl siding does not produce harmful silica dust which can cause lung disease.
  • 7. Gloss Test. A digital readout microgloss metered is used to scan siding to determine if its gloss falls within a target range. Gloss is important to the aesthetic appeal of siding.
  • 8. Oil Can Test. Siding panels are placed under heat strips and saturated to 120° to 140° to ensure the siding does not warp or buckle.


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Strength......Designed to absorb the shock of everyday living.

  • 1. Sure Position Lapping Gauge™ helps ensure perfect panel-to-panel alignment and lapping regardless of temperature extremes during the installation process.
  • 2. C-Lok™ Continuous Locking System and Patented Tornado-Tough Nail Hem, an exclusive continuous snap-in locking system that runs the entire length of the panel and provides up to twice as much support as less reliable "tab type" systems.
  • 3. Combined with the patented double-thick nail hem, this unbeatable combination provides greater stability and a stronger anchoring surface. The panel mounts securely to the wall, achieving maximum wind resistance.
  • 4. Patented Full-Panel Side-Lok™ Slide-in System makes side-to-side locking virtually error-proof for the most secure installation.
  • 5. Side Flange with Nail Slot is another point of engagement and helps ensure a professional seamless appearance.
  • WIND Speed - rated up to 230 MPH (varies according to panel selected), a proprietary design and engineering delivering a panel that achieves superior wind resistance.
  • Flex for easier installation. The panels flex in tight places to ensure a perfect fit.
  • V.I.P. Limited Lifetime Warranty - a premium guarantee of lasting quality and peace of mind.

certification cedar discover

The Cedar Discovery family of authentic shake and shingle siding has been certified by ASTM D7254 standards to offer superior characteristics for weatherability, impact resistance, windload resistance and flame spread.

This certification shows that a third party, using rigorous testing, unannounced plant inspections and quality control plan reviews, has determined that Cedar Discovery™ siding in solid colors meets or exceeds the industry standards.

MADE IN THE USA. Our materials are made in the USA and are certified to meet or exceed industry standards. To further give you peace of mind and because we stand behind our products, it is backed by a V.I.P. Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Certification process details are available at www.polypropylenesiding.org

  • ASTM Standards for Weathering the elements over time without cracking, chipping, flaking, pitting or peeling. The Cedar Discovery panels are formulated to withstand temperature and weather extremes and will NOT crack, chip, flake, pit, or peel like painted surfaces.
  • Meet impact resistance requirements. The Cedar Discovery is designed and engineered to withstand impact beyond that required by ASTM D7254.
  • Withstand Wind Pressures Equivalent to 110 MPH or more. We do that. With the C-Lok continuous locking system and patented tornado-tough nail hem, we are rated up to 230MPH.
  • Demonstrate flame spread performance equivalent to or better than wood materials commonly used in building construction. Cedar Discovery exhibits a flame spread index no more than 200 when tested in accordance to ASTM E84 standard test methods.

Your Choice

When you choose home improvement products for your home, you want them to last. You also want the company that stands behind those products to be there when you and if you ever need them. Partner with Iossi for your home improvement projects and you can rest assured that the products, the workmanship, and the support you need is not only local, but has a vested interest in ensuring you're satisfied. Your choice.

Our Expertise

At Iossi,we understand the key to satisfied customers is the ability to listen, to share the customer's vision, to understand their budget, to offer them products that come with great warranties, and installation provided by reliable, qualified, expert craftsmen. It was a part of our mission from the beginning, and after all these years, we still stand by that mission. Just like we will stand by you.

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Bettendorf, Iowa 52722


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