Thursday, October 21, 2021


Thank you for visiting Govers Sidewall Shingling. We are cedar shingle siding specialists serving the Central East Bay - Berkeley, Piedmont, Alameda, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga . Since 1993, we offer the highest quality workmanship and attention to detail providing professional installations of cedar shingle siding using the finest shingles available. For a general view of our current schedule please see our News section below.


Thank you for visiting. Please take a moment to learn more about cedar shingle siding, who we are and what we do.

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Our Services

Visit our services section, learn about the types of work we do and how we can help you with your project.

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Explore our library and portfolio

View some of our work and learn more about the materials used, techniques, styles and more.

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Traditional Craftsmanship

Western Red Cedar Shingles - Natural, Pre-Stained, Pre-Primed and Class B Fire-Treated available.

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Fine Homebuilding

Our How-To article featured in Fine Homebuilding May 1996. View Article

Renovation Book

Govers Sidewall Shingling featured in Renovation by Michael Litchfield, Taunton Press. Renovation

Berkeley Architectural Heritage

Our completed projects have received Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association awards. †Visit BAHA

Professional Service & Craftsmanship for the Quality-Conscious...

To request a bid on a specific project, a list of local, completed projects or references please fill out the contact form and we will respond as quickly as possible. Please feel free to browse our website, learn†more about us, the way we work, what we do and view some of our completed sidewall shingling projects. We can provide and install many different types of cedar shingles - Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Eastern White Cedar, 18" Rebutted and Rejointed, Pre-Stained, Pre-Primed and more.

Visit Us on Facebook

Please visit us on Facebook for more info, news and images of recently completed projects and in-progress jobs.

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Finishes and Stains

Whether you choose a natural oil, a semi-transparent or semi-solid stain, quite an array of choices are possible. We posted an informational general guide.

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Cedar Shingles & Forests

Learn about what makes cedar shingles a viable choice in todays climate of responsible choices and respect for the environment.

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The Best Shingles

Every project starts with raw materials - the shingles. Quality craftsmanship and professional results require refined shingles. What makes a shingle stand out?

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Cedar Shingle Siding Restoration

Govers Sidewall Shingling specializes in residential cedar shingle siding including complete restorations, additions, remodels and repairs.†The company was founded in 1993 by Oliver Govers, a Berkeley, California native who has been in the trade since the late 1980ís. Our clients include both homeowners and general contractors.

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Customer Reviews

Yelp See what past customers have to say about us on Yelp.

Stains and Oils

We've listed some stains and oils from various manufacturers we've had experience with and have seen great results from. Read more

Canada & Washington Mill Visits

In 2011, we traveled to the Vancouver, B.C. area and Washington State to visit the shingle mills that supply us and came back with many photos and videos to be able to share a view of the milling processes that produce cedar shingles.