These high-quality Eastern white cedar shingles are the ideal material for long-lasting outdoor siding or roofing. Cedar contains natural oils that offer an exceptional resistance against, mould, decay, and insects. This is a natural alternative to chemically treated woods, or synthetic materials, that can be toxic and age poorly.
Traditional cedar shingles can be left unfinished, and they will age gently and beautifully. With a silvery grey hue, cedar shingle siding will retain its old world charm for many years.
The life of the wood can be extended by combining with a water-based Reactive Wood Stain or a linseed oil treatment such as Pure Linseed Oil Paint or Pine Tar to give a beautiful finish that lasts - with little long-term maintenance and no peeling!
Notes on finishing
Reactive wood stains can be applied any time.
Linseed oil preservation treatments can generally be added right away, since the moisture content of kiln-dried shingles is usually well below the recommended 14% threshold for our linseed oil based materials. Test the moisture content of the wood to be certain.
Available in three grades
Sidewall Select AB extra-wide shingles for siding. Split the shingles yourself to isolate your own A-grade and B-grade shingles.
Extra A shingles for roofing. No imperfection on the exposed or hidden surface of the shingle.
Clear B shingles for siding. No imperfection on the exposed surface (up to 6'' from the butt).
- Each box covers about 25 SQFT of area, with a 5-inch shingle reveal.
- Resquared and rebutted (RR) for straight and parallel installation.
- Very good thermal insulating and acoustic properties.
- FSC, SFI, or ISO-14001 certified forest.
- Made from a renewable resource.
- Shingle Thickness: 3⁄8 of an inch (9.5 mm) at the butt.
- Shingle Length: 16 inches (40.6 cm).
- Shingle Width: from 3 to 12 inches (7.6 to 30.5 cm).
Note: SBC shingles of grade Extra A and Clear B have a minimum width of 37⁄16 inches (8.7 cm).
SBC Eastern White Cedar Shingles: Specification and Installation