cedar-shingles2Western Red Cedar Shingles are used for domestic and commercial roofing to name but a few, as a cladding for walls and for the roofs of stables, summer houses, Gazebo’s.

They provide an environmentally friendly, durable and lightweight solution and are perfect due to their weather resistance in exposed situations. Shingles can also be fixed at a roof pitch as low as 14 degrees offering the end user a reliable form of roof covering as an alternative to felt or lead.

Shingles when used for vertical cladding and roofs, offer superb long term maintenance free performance. They have a life expectancy in excess of 50 years when treated with Tanalith ‘E’ Preservative and  when fitted in line with our recommendations. Pre formed Hip Ridge capping’s are also available to compliment the roof design.

Western Red Cedar is classified as ‘durable’ and also offers excellent natural insulation properties with a value of K= 0.1067 W/M degrees C.

Work Qualities

Western Red Cedar, being a softwood and long grained, can be easily sawn and planed with standard hand tools. Western Red Cedar can be factory machined to almost any profile. We recommend the use of stainless steel nails to fix the shingles as these will not be affected by tannin which occurs naturally in Western Red Cedar

Sustainability & Certification

Cedar is the ultimate green building material being truly sustainable and renewable. Being supplied from managed, responsible sources shingles tend to be the by-product once the logs have been sawn into usable lengths. They are generally produced from material remaining after logs have been processed by commercial mills.

Our suppliers have a policy to re-plant three trees for every one harvested within one year and to the exact species ratio of the trees that were harvested. PEFC Certified shingles are also available when full chain of custody is required.

Western Red Cedar Shingles and Ridges are available as:

Blue Label: 100% heartwood and edge grain so the grade won’t include knots or sapwood and can be used on all roof & vertical applications

Black Label: Allow for small amount of tight secure knots to the top third of the shingle, so none visible when fixed. These can be used on all vertical situations and as roofing for garden buildings & stables.

Standard Shingles

(random widths 75 – 325mm)

400mm (long) x 10mm (butt) x 2mm (tip)

Special Shingles

(random widths 75 – 325mm)

Perfections – 450mm (long) x 11mm (butt) x 3mm (tip)

Royals – 600mm (long) x 13mm (butt) x 3mm (tip)

Downloads

Download SR Timber Cedar Shingles Data Sheet