Mainely Vinyl, serving Eastern Maine, recently selected Beach House Shake®, an innovative shake material, to recapture Downeast charm for a renovated vacation home. With a 35-year plus track record, Mainely Vinyl is one of the most trusted exterior remodelers in Eastern Maine. With 20 employees, “Mainely Vinyl has been serving Downeast Maine for decades with thousands of satisfied customers,” according to owner Ray Young. “We consistently look for the latest innovative, trend-setting products.”
In a departure from being “mainly vinyl,” the remodeler recently expanded its offerings with Beach House Shake, the only shake product on the market that will stay looking like the day it was installed, resisting wind, sun and moisture damage while offering the beauty of natural cedar. They also feature TandoStone®, the number one brand of composite stone. “We’ve been displaying the composite stone options in our show room and it’s very popular for foundations beneath the siding as a visually appealing, lightweight, low-maintenance alternative to traditional masonry,” said Todd Wagstaff, one of the firm’s two sales pros.
Wagstaff explained how a recent one-wall Beach House Shake vacation home siding job expanded into a three-phase project.
“A couple wanted to match a stained and sealed reddish-orange clapboard on a south-facing gable wall and Beach House Shake’s Pacifica color had the right tones, with just the right blend of darks and lights,” he said. “They were so pleased with the results, they decided to move ahead on a contract for two other exterior walls.”
The red cedar aesthetic of Pacifica has become increasingly popular in mountain and rustic areas like inland Maine. Other colors include Sandcastle, with the look of fresh eastern white cedar shingles; Hatteras, a deep, rich, weathered gray; and Atlantica, a light, silvery gray reminiscent of a quaint New England cottage. Beach House Shake also carries the 20-year Beautiful Freedom warranty that ensures the beautiful look will last.
“The lightweight panels made the process installer-friendly and time-efficient,” said Derek Grant, the foreman on the job. “In addition, the 5-inch shingles lined up nicely with the clapboard because the exposure was the same.”
Along with running the office, seven-year team member, Stephanie Bradford uses her expertise to assist customers by matching them with products that best meet their needs. “Our showroom is very impressive, offering full-size samples of most products, which customers are able to take with them,” she said. “And, as the recent Beach House Shake remodeling effort demonstrated, a small job carried out with craftsmanship and top-notch materials can easily extend into a larger project.”
The Tando brand of exterior building products leverages innovation and manufacturing technology to solve market challenges such as labor shortages, long lead times, and moisture concerns all while meeting consumer demand for mixed material exteriors and low maintenance. From launching the first polymer shake over 40 years ago to developing the #1 brand of Composite Stone, Tando has a proven history of creating new categories, including TandoStone®, Beach House Shake®, and TandoShake®.