Chevron Shingle Oil is a straw colored, low viscosity oil designed for use as a shingle or shake dressing for shake roofs, wooden fencing, wood siding, and log homes.
Chevron Shingle Oil penetrates the wood surface to enhance or replace natural oils and resins leached out by cyclical exposure to sun and rain. Although Chevron Shingle Oil retards the aging process, it will not renew wood that is already weather damaged.
Loose dirt and debris should be removed before the oil is applied. The roof should be hosed with water 24 hours prior to application to lessen the possibility of over application. Alternatively, a licensed contractor can power wash the roof thereby removing weather damaged wood, allowing oil to absorb into new wood.
Chevron Shingle Oil may be applied by brushing or spraying.
Do not over apply — Over application may lead to shingle or shake "cupping" and the presence of oil in rainwater runoff.
Do not add color pigments — as they will lump and settle out.
Do not walk on treated surfaces — Chevron Shingle Oil is a petroleum oil and is slippery.
Do not use on flat surfaces, such as decks. Properly licensed contractors may add certain chemicals, such as antifungal agents and other substances, to Chevron Shingle Oil. Be sure to find out what safety or health restrictions may apply to these additives.
FAQ ( FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS )
How much does a 5 gallon pail of Chevron cover?
The typical application rate is 150-300 square feet per gallon. Application rate depends on the type of wood and the rate at which the oil saturates the wood.Therefore a standard 5 gallon pail will cover between 750 square feet to 1500 square feet depending on the material and how much product it soaks in.
When applying to Cedar roofing how much should I purchase?
A typical cedar roof on a 2000 square foot home has between 2000-3000 square feet of coverage area. You would need 3 pails or so to cover your roof.
Is there a way I can find out how much shingle oil I should purchase for my roof?
Yes. Find your home's total square footage divide it by the number of stories you have , times this number by the below:
Steep Pitched Roofs : 1.158
Medium Pitched Roofs: 1.083
Slightly Pitched Roofs: 1.031
EXAMPLE : 2500 square foot home with 2 stories on a steep pitch.
2500 / 2 = 1250 x 1.158 = 1447.5 Total Square Feet . You would need 2 pails of Chevron shingle oil to cover this roof.
How much does Chevron shingle oil weigh?
Does Chevron shingle oil have a color to it?
No.Chevron is a moisturizing conditioner for wood. It goes on clear.
What types of wood is this good to use on ?
Porous and soft woods such as : Pine, Fir, Spruce, Larch, Cedar and the Giant Redwood are good examples.