It looks good, but the thought of replacing the rest of the rotted cedar and then painting it is killing me....... (17 squares on the second floor, 20' up)
I'm strongly considering vinyl or metal roofing, or hardi so I don't have to keep it up as often. I've seen some commercial buildings that have metal, and look ok. Except my wife hates the industrial look. I've seen the hardi that is a shake copy, but they look fake and cheap. Either way, it's going to be expensive, probably in the $500-600 per square (or $10k), which is about the same price as the cedar shakes... Any ideas or pictures would be helpful.