Northern white cedar shingles are durable, functional and distinctive, making them an excellent choice for both roofing and siding projects.

Durable because white cedar, with its naturally occuring oils, receives the most decay resistant rating as assigned by the United States Forest Products Laboratory.

Functional because white cedar requires little or no maintenance often performing well in even the harshest climates for decades without needing repairs.  Unlike many other roofing products, white cedar has proven itself over hundreds of years of service.  White cedar also has excellent insulating properties making excellent sound barriers and preventing heat loss.

However, what really makes white cedar special is its distinctive weathered appearance.  Unlike virtually all other shingles on the market, white cedar shingles weather naturally to a silvery gray color.  This is the color so often imitated, but never duplicated, by competitors.

Shingle Products & Grades:

    Grade A or B - Treated with Cabot's bleaching oil to give the shingle a pre-weathered look.

    Grade A (Extra) - The best grade of shingle available, clear lumber, no imperfections
                                   Recommended for exterior roofs and walls
    Grade B (Clear) - Imperfections (knots) on non-exposed parts
                                   Recommended for steep roofs, exterior walls
    Grade C (2nd Clear) - Imperfections (knots) on exposed parts
                                   Recommended for exterior walls

    These shingles are also available Double R - Resquared and Rebutted to save installation time and yield a more polished appearance. Environmentally certified shingles also available.

With over 25 years in the building industry, we have extensive experience installing shingles and will be happy to offer advice.  Although white cedar is an excellent building material, it is important to make certain the shingles have been manufactured and installed properly.

Additionally, as far as we know, we are the only company to offer custom milled white cedar trim in clear, long lengths.

Wood, Steel & Glas, Inc.
Madison, CT  06443

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Updated January 21, 1999
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