Western Red Cedar Cladding
Western Red Cedar is famed for its extraordinary beauty, natural durability, dimensional stability and insulation value. It exudes warmth, thanks to its richly textured, tactile grain and palette of mellow colour tones, which vary from light amber to dark reddish-brown. It also retains its characteristic cedar fragrance and this subtle aroma adds another dimension to its appeal.
Silva's range of Canadian Western Red Cedar encompasses 3 distinct brands; Cowichan Gold, Silva Select Prestige VG and Cascadia.
Cowichan Gold cladding is produced from fine-grained, old-growth Western Red Cedar wood fibre, sourced from forests in the coastal regions of British Columbia. Manufactured by Terminal Forest Products, this exclusive brand is virtually knot-free, all heartwood, and all vertical grain. It is the highest quality clear heart vertical grain Western Red Cedar cladding available anywhere.
Silva Select Prestige VG is a superb wood cladding material. It is 100% heartwood, 100% vertical grain, virtually knot-free, kiln-dried Western Red Cedar. Silva Select Prestige VG is produced from specially selected 100% No. 2 Clear & Better Vertical Grain and is available in a range of traditional and contemporary profiles.
Silva’s Cascadia is produced from superior kiln-dried live knotted Western Red Cedar with a fine sawn textured face and a smooth planed back - it oozes character. The wood fibre is from second-growth logs harvested in coastal forests of British Columbia, Canada. Cascadia cladding is produced exclusively from ‘Select Knotty’ grade Western Red Cedar. The grade is characterised by well-interspersed sound tight (live) knots.