Yellow Cedar, also known as Western Cypress, is popular due to its unique properties and appearance. Yellow cedar, which has a uniform pale yellow colour when new, will weather to a light silver-grey patina and is heavier and denser than western red cedar.
Certigrade® number 2 grade, red label yellow cedar shingles are an economical alternative to number 1 grade, blue label. The main differences are that limited sapwood and flat grain are allowed.
These yellow cedar perfection shingles are 457mm in length, and are typically used for garden buildings and structures; for example, sheds, gazebos, treehouses, etc.
Please ensure when ordering that you make an allowance for wastage. We recommend adding an additional 10-15% over and above your initial requirements.
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Yellow Cedar shingles offer a fantastic alternative to the traditional roof and wall tiles due to their durability, attractive appearance, outstanding insulation properties and ease of installation.
Certigrade™ is your assurance of quality. Cedar Shingles bearing the Certigrade trademark are inspected by legitimate, third-party agencies, accredited by the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau.
If left in their natural state, cedar shingles will gradually weather to an attractive silver grey. Typically, this change will take effect after a 6 – 9-month period. A finish may be applied to maintain or enhance the natural colour or, if preferred, change the colour entirely. Cedar shingles will readily accept a penetrating stain such as Sansin SDF, which can be supplied separately for site application.
Yellow Cedar has twice the stability of the most commonly available wood species. It does not excessively shrink, swell or warp through changes in moisture or temperature. Over time it will tend to lie flat, stay straight and hold fasteners tightly.
Once nailed in position, cedar shingles have an outstanding level of rigidity. The extra strength gained from the 3-ply overlapping method of installation makes them highly resistant to extreme weather such as wind-driven snow and rain, ice, sun, and even hurricane-force winds. Cedar shingles are 'Uplift tested' to withstand wind speeds of up to 173mph.
Yellow Cedar shingles breathe, providing an extra degree of ventilation.
Cedar shingles use a low level of energy to produce and transport, and their production emits a low level of pollution when compared to other materials.
Wood offers a high degree of thermal insulation when compared to other materials, with 413 times the thermal resistance (R-value) of steel, 2,000 times that of aluminium, and eight times that of concrete. With a value of K=0.1067 W/m°C, Yellow Cedar offers an unusually high degree of thermal insulation. This ability to slow the passage of heat and cold is due to its unique cellular structure, which slows the passage of heat and cold, thus reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and cool buildings.
The fact that cedar shingles are up to one-tenth of the weight of traditional roofing materials means that savings can be made in the supporting structure. Their low weight also makes shingles easy to transport and handle.
Yellow Cedar shingles are lightweight, easy to handle, and easy to cut and work with standard tools. They are quick and easy to install – each shingle is nailed to a batten using two nails.
Yellow Cedar used to produce shingles is a renewable and sustainable resource.
When trees are harvested, new trees are planted. These growing trees emit oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, cleaning the air, and creating a healthier environment.
Yellow Cedar shingles are renewable; sustainable; their manufacture produces low emissions and no wastage; they contribute to providing energy-efficient buildings, and they are recyclable. This makes them a truly 'green' building material.
A good part of cedar shake and shingle wood fibre supply comes from salvage logging. The salvage logging process involves harvesting sections of logs that would otherwise be left on the forest floor as they are unusable for other forestry business operations. As cedar is naturally decay-resistant, this salvage fibre is in pristine condition and allows the industry to make full use of a valuable natural resource.
Waldun Premiums are made by Waldun Forest Products, a family company that dates back half a century and who is today one of the largest and most respected names in the cedar shingle and shake industry.
The Waldun name is synonymous with quality. In 2012, Waldun shakes were chosen for the restoration of Philadelphia's Independence Hall - perhaps the most important historic building in the United States. It was here that both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were debated and adopted.
Silva's relationship with Waldun goes back over 15 years. Our partnership with this leading manufacturer enables us to offer our customers the most comprehensive range and extensive stockholding of cedar shakes and shingles in Europe.
In addition to shingles, Silva also provides pre-formed shingle hip and ridge units, battens, Tyvek® breathable membrane, stainless steel nails, and a wide range of finishes and cleaning products – everything you need to complete the job.
1 kilo of 1.8 x 31mm Stainless Steel Flat Head Annular Ringshank Nails will be required to fix 4 bundles of shingles.
Space battens to coincide with the weather exposure. Spacing between adjacent shingles (joints) should be a minimum of 6mm and a maximum of 9mm.
Joints in any one course should be separated not less than 38mm from joints in adjacent courses and in any three courses, no two joints should be in direct alignment.
Each bundle of Perfection Yellow Cedar Shingles will cover approximately 1.89 sqm on roofs with a 19°+ pitch, and 1.68sqm on roofs with a 14 - 19º pitch.
Roofs with a 19°+ pitch - 114mm.
Roofs with a 14-19° pitch - 101mm.
Perfection Grade - 457mm
Face must be 280mm clear or better on 457mm shingles. Limited sapwood and flat grain are allowed. Limited knots and defects are allowed above the clear portion.
For 1 or 2 bundles
Up to 3 working days.
Starting from £15.00 per bundle.
For 3 or more bundles
5-7 working days.
Starting from £48.50 per pallet.