Wood deteriorates, turns gray, and absorbs water because it loses its natural oil. It becomes susceptible to fungus, rot, and infestation once the natural defense system provided by the wood's oil is gone.
Armstrong-Clark oil base wood stains utilize a combination of drying and non-drying oils that give the user two layers of protection with one brush stroke. Armstrong-Clark stains have non-drying conditioning oils that separate from the drying side of the formula. These oils penetrate into the wood fiber where the wood's natural oils used to be and rejuvenates the wood. The drying oils stay at the surface, lock in the conditioning oils, and create a barrier that is dry to the touch as they lock out the harmful effects of Mother Nature.Learn More
Shakes & Shingles
Allow the wood grain to be seen while providing the least amount protection against UV rays that gray wood.
Highest quality pigments provide enhanced transparency and UV protection over semi-transparents. These colors are transparent on hardwoods and semi-transparent on softwoods.
Provide a balance between seeing the wood grain and providing enhanced UV masking properties.
Allow minimal wood grain to be seen while providing the greatest amount of UV protection.
Shake Shield is a one-coat, high solids semi-transparent pigmented finish for unpainted wood shakes and shingles.
Armstrong's Shake Shield is made up of heavy and light-bodied oils. Heavy bodied oils provide water repellency. Light bodied oils combined with solvent penetrate deep into the wood.
Armstrong's Shake Shield repels water, replenishes the natural oils baked out by the sun, thereby adding flexibility to the wood and the pigments reflect the sun's UV rays, thus retarding the graying process of the wood. Reconditioned shakes should reduce damage caused by wind and hail.Product Technology
Armstrong's Shake Shield is specifically designed for weathered wood shake or shingle roofs. Although Armstrong's Shake Shield works extremely well on older roofs of 15-20 years old, it should be applied to new roof installations as well. 60-80% of the natural oils leach and bake out of wood roofs within the first five years. It is to the advantage of any owners of a wood roof to use Armstrong's Shake Shield at the earliest opportunity.Shake Shield Pricing
Maintain Your Wood Shake Roof Now or Pay Later. The following is based on a 3,000 square foot roof. The prices have been averaged between California and Mid West markets. Labor and material costs vary.