TandoShake® Cape Cod Perfection Beautifies Beachfront Rental Cabins on New Hampshire Coastline

Vincenzo Nastasia, owner of Seacoast Roofing based in Seabrook, New Hampshire, has created a full-service exterior renovation business with a reputation for craftsmanship and integrity. Nastasia has overcome many challenges including supply chain shortages, labor shortages and rising costs. He has also seen an evolving trend towards composite materials in the coastal communities that he serves.

One of these towns is Rye, New Hampshire, less than an hour’s drive from Boston, with eighteen miles of rugged coastline, where Lenny Mirra’s family has owned Mirra’s Snug Harbor Cabins since the 1960s. The properties hadn’t been updated since the 1980s, so Seacoast came to the rescue before the peak New England beach season kicked off.

The cabin’s traditional cedar shakes had curled and darkened. To prepare the complex for short-term summer rentals, Mirra contracted with the Seacoast team to refurbish all four of the existing structures.

“After 40 years of wear and tear, the properties needed a lot of rehabbing,” Mirra noted.  Vincenzo and his crew replaced the roof shingles and rebuilt all the bay windows. “On his recommendation, we chose TandoShake® Cape Cod Perfection for the exterior cladding.” The product features a cedar texture with clean lines and a 5″ exposure.

“Matt Parise, Territory Manager for Heritage, and I worked with the owners to explore the available Cape Cod Perfection textures and colors, and they chose Slate Gray,” said Vincenzo.

“The overall effect really brightens up the property. The place absolutely shines,” Mirra commented. “When people drive around the corner and first see the property, they are so impressed with the Seacoast crew’s workmanship.”

Nastasia reflected on some of the advantages of the composite shake versus traditional cedar.

“The installation is so much easier with the panels compared to individual cedar shakes. It covers more square footage in a shorter amount of time, so that the process goes quickly. Wood shakes are tedious to work with and much more labor-intensive. Overall, we save on time and cost, and it looks great.”

TandoShake® offers a broad range of profiles to meet any architectural style. In addition to Cape Cod Perfection, TandoShake offers RoughSawn Dual, RoughSawn Cedar Single, Rustic Cedar 9, and Hand Split Shake, each available in a wide variety of colors.

“Once you install Cape Cod Perfection, you don’t need to worry about painting or upkeep,” Nastasia explained. “This stuff will last for decades with low maintenance and will hold up to the harsh elements and high winds. I will continue to recommend it to my clients.”

At this rate, TandoShake will soon be a dominant sight on the exclusive New Hampshire shoreline. This 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 attractive mixed material exteriors and minimal upkeep. Visit www.tandobp.com to learn more.

For more information on Seacoast, please visit https://www.roofinginnh.com

About Tando

Tando, a brand of Derby Building Products, is the leader in composite exterior cladding with Beach House Shake®, the authentic composite shingle, and TandoStone®, the #1 brand of composite stone. Backed by more than five decades of product innovation, Tando produces high performance products professionals prefer and consumers demand. For more information on Beach House Shake, TandoStone, or TandoShake®, the original polymer shake, visit www.tandobp.com or www.beachhouseshake.com.


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