Ribbon Coursing of Cedar Sidewall Shingles

The natural beauty, longevity and durability of Western Red Cedar has made it a popular choice for exterior siding since man began building structures.  It is light, easy to work with, and comes in a variety of patterns and textures that allow designers, architects, builders and home owners to customize an exterior that is perfect for their particular project.

Because of the many grades and sizes, as well as ways that they can be installed to create a custom look, Cedar Shingles are an especially popular siding choice.  In this photo, the pre-primed #1 R&R (re-edged and re-jointed) Western Red Cedar Shingles we provided for this historical restoration  were installed using a method called “Ribbon Coursing”.

Pre primed ribbon coursed Western Red Cedar Shingles

When applying ribbon coursing, the double shadow line is created by raising the outer course of cedar shingles approximately 1″ above the under coursing.  It is recommended that only #1 shingles be used in this application.

Ribbon Coursing installation guidelines for Western Red Cedar Shingles

Butt nail all double coursed cedar shingles that are installed with more than their maximum single course recommended exposure.  For our 18″ #1 Western Red Cedar shingles, 7″ is the maximum recommended exposure for a single course.  When installing any Western Red Cedar building materials, be sure to use corrosion resistant fasteners.

# 1 Western Red Cedar shingle installation exposure guide

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Western Red Cedar Supplied for National Park Service at Stehekin

Thuja plicata, commonly called western red cedar or Pacific red cedar, giant arborvitae or western arborvitae, giant cedar, or shinglewood, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family native to western North America. It is not a true cedar of the genus Cedrus.

Western Red Cedar trees produce its own thujaplicin, a chemical substance which is known to have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It’s also said to be an anti-oxidant. Long before it was used in modern construction, Western Red Cedar played a large role in the lives of Native Americans. So much, that they called it “the Tree of Life”.

Native to the Pacific Northwest, where Cedar Country Lumber is located, we are proud suppliers of Western Red Cedar building materials for new construction, as well as historical restorations. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with the North Cascades National Park staff on many of their projects, including some at Stehekin.

Accessible only by foot, boat or plane, Stehekin is located on the Northern shores of Lake Chelan in Eastern Washington, and offers many outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing, camping and kayaking. For visitors wishing to spend the night with amenities, there are cabins, a house and rooms for rent, as well as a restaurant and general store.

Western Red Cedar supplied for National Park Service at Stehekin

Special “thanks” to our friends, the Roberts, for capturing these photos on their recent trip to Stehekin!

Knotty Western Red Cedar Siding

Knotty Western Red Cedar Siding

Hand Split Western Red Cedar Shakes

Hand Split Western Red Cedar Shakes

Western Red Cedar Board and Batten Siding

Western Red Cedar Board and Batten Siding

Select Tight Knot Western Red Cedar

Select Tight Knot Western Red Cedar

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CCA Pressure Treated Cedar Shingles and Shakes

While naturally resistant to rot and decay, Western Red Cedar shingles and shakes that have been treated with Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) will add years to the life of your roof or siding.

To add longevity to this cedar roof, the cedar shakes were treated with CCA pressure treatment

Invented in the early 1930’s, CCA treatments protect wood against insect attack and fungal decay and is expected give life to the wood in the excess of forty years.  This can be extremely helpful in areas with high humidity to provide longevity to cedar roofing, utility, highway, marine, agricultural and heavy construction.  CCA preservative treatments render the wood useless as a food substance for insects and fungi; yet keeps the natural look of the wood.  As a matter of fact, it is almost impossible to tell that the wood has even been treated when finished.

Since CCA pressure treatments have been around for so long, many studies have been done to ensure its safety by both private and public research institutions.  At no time have any special risks been found and it is not toxic to plants.  However, it should not be used in direct contact with food, nor should it be burned.  As with any wood, a dust mask should be worn when sawing or working with CCA treated cedar shingles and shakes.

CCA Pressure Treated Cedar Shake Roof will last approximately 40 years

If you are interesting in pricing on Western Red Cedar shingles or shakes with CCA preservative treatments, please give us a call or send an email to sales@cclumber.com

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Western Red Cedar roofing shakes

 

 

 

18″ R&R Value Priced Western Red Cedar Sidewall Shingles

We are pleased to be stocking 18″ Western Red Cedar Value Priced Rebutted and Rejointed, Kiln Dried Sidewall Shingles produced by the only shake & shingle producer that owns its own timber supply,Teal Cedar of British Columbia, Canada.

 

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We distribute Teal Cedar Sidewall Shingles and Shakes to homeowners and contractors

Sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world, we are pleased to provide homeowners and contractors nationwide with Teal Cedar‘s Western Red Cedar Sidewall Shingles and Shakes.  New to our product line up are two grades of 18″ rebutted and rejoined*, kiln dried, sidewall shingles with sanded faces.  Inspected by a third party for quality control, our A Extra’s and B Clear’s are every bit as beautiful as you would expect and provide the durability and longevity that only coastal grown Canadian Western Red Cedar can provide. All this at a GREAT price!

A grade clear, Western Red Cedar Rebutted and Rejoined Sidewall Shingles by Teal Jones

Manufactured with 100% heartwood, A Extra’s are clear up to a minimum of 8″ from the butt of each shingle with no decay, holes or knots.  Grade A Western Red Cedar sidewall shingles are 18″ long and can be installed with a maximum exposure of 7″.   Each carton of A Extras will cover 25 square feet, when installed at a 5″ exposure.  Available now in their natural state, as well as pre-stained with a Western Red Cedar tone penetrating oil, called “Teal Tone”.  Other colors and primed A Extras are available by special order.

Value priced B Clear 18" Western Red Cedar Shingles by Teal Jones

While some knots and holes may be present, Grade B Western Red Cedar shingles are clear and are 100% heartwood up 6″ from the butt.  Eighteen inches in length, Grade B Clear sidewall shingles can be installed with a maximum exposure of 5.5″.   Each carton will cover 25 square feet when installed at a 5″ exposure.   Currently offering natural shingles in stock, but primed and stained B Clears are available by special order.

Western Red Cedar R&R Sidewall Shingles manufactured by Teal Cedar, distributed by Cedar Country Lumber

A Extra and B Clear Western Red Cedar Sidewall Shingles should be installed sanded face out, at no more than the maximum exposure rated for each grade.  Space shingles slightly apart 1/4″ to allow for expansion and to prevent buckling.  Because of the natural properties of Western Red Cedar, fasteners that are corrosion resistant (such as Stainless Steel) are recommended and should be applied approximately 1″ above the butt line of the succeeding course.  As with all sidewall shingles, the first course on the wall should be doubled.  Outside corners should either be laced, butted against corner boards or mitered.  Inside corners should be butted against a wood strip.

Sidewall Shingle Square Foot Coverage Per Carton Chart

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Canadian grown and milled, our Teal Cedar A Extras and B Clears will provide many years of service at a great price!

 

*Rebutted and rejointed (R&R) shingles have parallel edges at right angles to the butt and are of uniform thickness.  The butts and one face shall be reasonably smooth.  Mills producing these products shall use an independent inspection or certification agency to oversee quality control of products labeled as such.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Your Custom Home Deserves High Quality Western Red Cedar

When it comes to choosing building materials for a remodel or your new custom home, it is hard to beat the natural beauty, versatility and reliability of Western Red Cedar.

Available in many different grades, Western Red Cedar can be used to customize your home’s exterior with a wide variety of siding patterns, shingles and shakes, as well trim and soffit materials.   Because it is pitch and resin free, it is able to accept a wide range of finishes from semi-transparent stains that allow the natural wood beauty shine through, to darker stains that show the character (or add a “beach-y feel”), as well as traditional solid colors.  No matter your unique style, you can be sure when you choose Western Red Cedar, you will be able to create the custom look for your home that is just right for you.

Please enjoy these photos of two custom homes in Anacortes, WA that we supplied all the exterior Western Red Cedar for.  Each house was designed and built by different custom home builders, however both homeowners choose similar cedar products, including custom stained Western Red Cedar shingles as exterior cladding with painted Cedar trim.  By choosing totally different stains for the cedar shingles, along with the other unique details of each home, including the Western Red Cedar fences, you can see how versatile and beautiful Western Red Cedar truly is.

Custom Cedar Fences and Stained Western Red Cedar Shingles

Western Red Cedar shingles used as exterior cladding and custom cedar fencing

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**Pricing Update** Cedar Shingles and Shakes imported from Canada

Things are still being sorted out regarding the softwood agreement and imposed tariffs by the US on Canadian softwood imports.  The last softwood agreement between our two countries was signed in 2006, and as of date, a new agreement has not been put in place.

Initially it appeared that coniferous shingles and shakes were not part of the expired agreement and pricing has stayed somewhat stable.  However, just days ago, the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection have determined that coniferous shingles and shakes were part of this agreement and are now subject to the increased tariffs.

Today we received notice that all of the Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar Shingles and Shakes we import from Canada have increased in price 20 – 25%.  Due to this, we are unable honor any previous quotes on Cedar Shingles or Shakes.

For current pricing, please contact our sales staff

We can be reached at 360.757.6343 or by emailing sales@cedarcountrylumber.com

Western Red Cedar Shingles subject to new duties and tariffs

Canada has submitted a request for a meeting with the World Trade Organization to assist in the dispute with the US and Canada lumber softwood exports.  However, due to the strong demand from the rise in new housing in the US and tight supply, Canadian softwood lumber producers don’t appear to be concerned too much and prices are expected to be high on all Canadian grown coastal Cedar and other imported softwoods throughout 2018.

For more information, please see the latest developments by clicking HERE

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Red Cedar Royal Shingles

Grown only in the Pacific Northwest, Western Red Cedar is a top choice for exterior wall cladding, roofing and interior accents.   Prized for its fine even grain, natural properties against rot and decay and low maintenance needs, Western Red Cedar Shingles and Shakes are a very popular choice for exterior siding and roofing around the world.

We recently made a quick trip down to California and had the opportunity to visit a shopping center in La Jolla, CA that we have been supplying our 24” Royal Western Red Cedar Shingles to for a re-siding project.  Since this a working job site and there is limited storage for building materials, we ship them one to two pallets at a time.

Western Red Cedar Royal Shingles

Owners Tom & Kym Kelly at the La Jolla shopping center

Royals are our longest “off the shelf” Western Red Cedar shingles and can be installed with a maximum exposure of 7.5” on either walls or roofs with a 3:12 pitch or steeper.  The individual shingles will range in width from to 4” to 14”.  There are approximately 60 to 85 random width shingles per bundle.  To learn more about the various grades and sizes of cedar shingles available, please click HERE

24" Western Red Cedar Shingles "Royals"

Quality Craftsmanship!

Red Cedar Exterior Shingles by the pallet

Red Cedar Shingles

Used for centuries, Western Red Cedar Shingles and Shakes are an ideal building material

crabby bloody mary

If ever in the La Jolla area, we highly recommend grabbing a bite to eat the Crab Catcher!  And, before your next project, be sure to visit us!  We ship nationwide!

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