Why Use Red Cedar

Why use Western Red Cedar Shingles for Roofing or Cladding?

Western Red Cedar The Authentic ChoiceWestern Red Cedar is renowned for its insulation qualities, dimensional stability and natural resistance to the elements. It contains a natural preservative which makes the wood extremely durable in its natural state.

Western Red Cedar shingles 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 aging and weathering give shingles and shakes, in time, an attractive silvery grey colour.

Weather Resistance
Proper application of shakes or shingles gives outstanding rigidity and resilience against high winds and pounding hail.

Thermal Conductivity
Western Red Cedar has a unique cellular composition that makes a roof or wall of shingles a natural barrier to heat and cold, providing a high degree of thermal insulation.

A feature unique to shingles is their flexibility. This enables them to follow complex contours in an architects design in both internal and external applications.

Concerns about the environmental impact of the production and use of building materials have focused the attention of architects and builders on the need to specify products which minimize atmospheric pollution and are produced from renewable resources. Western Red Cedar and other species in British Columbias forests are harvested under a sustained yield policy which guarantees forest regeneration and biological diversity. Cedar shake and shingle production, which is virtually pollution free, is a secondary operation utilising waste residuals from British Columbias main logging and sawmilling industry.

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