LP® SmartSide cedar shakes offer the look of real cedar, easy to install, and require less maintenance over real cedar shingles. The staggered edges offer a lively textured effect and can be installed 180 degrees for a straight shake look. These panels can be used to cover the entire exterior or used as an accent. Each panel has a shiplap edge for a seamless appearance and is available in a fiber substrate.Our Slate color has a medium gray tone with lighter highlights that fill in the texture of the board giving it a true natural silvered wood stain look. If you prefer the look of real wood and real wood texture but with less maintenance than real wood, these stains are the best way to achieve that look.