Timber Shingles: Western Red Cedar

Silva Timber

Western Red Cedar shingles offer a fantastic alternative to traditional roof and wall tiles due to their durability, attractive appearance, outstanding insulation properties and ease of installation.

Cedar shingles roof tiles have been used for hundreds of years and have proven their durability in all kinds of climates. They can be used to create individual buildings, whether traditional or modern, and their rich, warm colour and texture blend beautifully in any natural environment. The natural effects of ageing and weathering give shingles, in time, an attractive silvery grey colour.

Suitable for commercial and residential projects alike, shingles provide an outstanding natural option for roofing and cladding.

Silva Timber offer four grades of Western Red Cedar shingles, along with pre-formed hip and ridge units, pressure treated battens and stainless steel ring shank nails, ready for immediate nationwide delivery.

Why choose Western Red Cedar Shingles?

Breathable
• Cedar shingles and shakes breathe providing an extra degree of ventilation

Low carbon footprint
• Shingles and shakes use the lowest energy of any roofing product
• Production emits the lowest pollution of any roofing product

Highest insulation resistance value
• Cedar shingles and shakes have a superior insulating value to other roofing products
• Buildings stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer
• ‘R-Value’ double that of asphalt, four times that of cement fibre

Durability
• Natural oils act as preservatives against decay and insect attack

Resilience against high winds
• Installation method provides outstanding rigidity
• ‘Uplift tested’ to withstand wind speeds of up to 173mph

Renewable resource
• The only renewable roofing resource
• Other roofing produced by permanently extracting natural resources
• World recognised forest stewardship ensures true sustainability

Certi-label™ Products
Cedar Shingles and Shakes, manufactured by members of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, are the only products labelled with the “Certi” brand name. As part of the Certi-Wood family, Certi-label cedar shingles and shakes are manufactured by experienced craftsmen who take pride in their trade and the quality of their product. Member mills are bound by a rigid code and independent inspections ensure that product quality is maintained.

Silva Timber only buy Certigrade products from Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau members to ensure product quality and consistency. Not all Western Red Cedar shingles and shakes in the UK are the same. For quality assurance, always specify Certi-label products.

Certi-grade™ No.1 Blue Label shingles
The premium grade of shingles suitable for high-end roofs and wall cladding applications. These top-grade shingles are 100% heartwood, 100% clear and 100% edge grain with no defects. Available in 405mm, 455mm and 610mm lengths

Certi-grade™ No.2 Red Label shingles
A good grade for general applications. Not less than 280mm clear on 455mm shingles. Flat grain and limited sapwood are permitted in this grade.

Certi-grade™ No.3 Black Label shingles
A utility grade for economy applications and secondary buildings. Not less than 150mm clear on 455mm shingles. Unlimited sapwood and flat grain are permitted in this grade. Limited knots and defects are allowed above the clear portion

Certi-grade™ No.4 Green Label shingles
A utility grade primarily used for undercoursing of sidewalls and roofing prior to final coursing application. Not less than 150mm clear on 455mm shingles. Unlimited defects, sapwood and flat grain are permitted in this grade.

Treatment services
Silva Timber can supply Western Red Cedar shingles and shakes with Tanalised Clear pressure treatment for improved performance against insect attack and fungal decay, prolonging the ‘new Cedar’ appearance.

Fire Treated shingles and shakes are available to British Regulation standard. Specify NON-COM® EXTERIOR for exterior or severe damp situations.

Sustainability
Western Red Cedar and other species in British Columbia’s forests are harvested under a sustained yield policy which guarantees forest regeneration and biologoical diversity. Shingle and shake production, which is virtually pollution free, is a secondary operation utilising waste residuals from British Columbia’s main logging and sawmilling industry.

Because the manufacturing process of Certi-label cedar shingles and shakes is labour intensive, as opposed to energy intensive, the environment benefits further since there is less energy consumed from fossil fuel or natural gas source depletion.

As a truly renewable product with a low carbon footprint, Western Red Cedar shingles and shakes are unrivalled as an environmentally friendly roofing material.

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