Canadian Cedar Shingles are out of stock and not available to order.
Cedar shingles are a roofing and cladding product traditional in Canada and North America. We stock the highest grade of shingle, No1 Blue label.
Weathered Cedar Shingles
Cedar shingles from Vastern Timber
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The colour of cedar shingles ranges from dark chocolate brown to light amber with occasional streaks of pink. When left untreated, cedar will bleach to a silver colour although the process can be inconsistent and patchy. Northerly elevations may weather to a darker grey than those facing South.
Desired service life
Occasionally wet 60 yrs. Frequently wet 30 yrs.
Resistance to impact
Good workability. Takes fixings satisfactorily. Cedar is soft and relatively brittle which can result in bruising and splintering. No pre-drilling necessary.
330 – 390 Kg / Cm3
Approx 14KG per bundle
Western red cedar contains reactive oils, which will corrode ferrous metals. All fixings used in conjunction with western red cedar must be stainless steel. The brown oil can leave unsightly brown stains on the surface of the shingles and will stain any porous materials below the cladding.
Mixed random widths in each bundle 75mm – 350mm
How to fix
Separate adjacent shingles by 6 – 9mm. Following joints should be offset by at least 38mm. Use two nails for each shingle, 19mm – 25mm from the edge and 38mm – 50mm above the end position of the following shingle.
Battens of at least 25mm x 38mm to be set at centres equivalent to the shingle exposure. The exposure is the portion of the shingle exposed to the weather.
31mm stainless steel ring shank nails
When to fix
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