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Hood Distribution is proud of our ongoing relationship with SBC Cedar Shingles.

SBC is the French acronym for "Cedar Shingle Specialist"—and they take this seriously. For more than 25 years, SBC has offered superior quality cedar shingle siding. Their secret? They have a team of 150 dedicated employees, state-of-the-art equipment, proven manufacturing methods, and continual innovations.

Today, SBC Cedar has the largest and most modern cedar shingles and cedar mulch production facility in North America and is one of the largest manufacturers of white cedar shingles.


Eastern White Cedar Shingles

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With its numerous desirable properties, (e.g. decay resistance, high insulation, lightness, etc.) Eastern White Cedar (Thuya occidentalis) is an ideal choice for roofing or exterior siding.

Eastern White Cedar’s natural oils protect the wood against mold, moisture, and insects, thereby providing a longer life than many alternative shingle products.

Eastern White Cedar shingles age beautifully, even when left untreated. They enhance the beauty of a home while blending perfectly with other natural materials such as stone and brick.

SBCs High-End Regular Eastern White Cedar Shingles feature:

  • Smoother faces & butts,
  • Wider shingles,
  • 5″ exposure,
  • More consistent thicknesses, and
  • A consistent mill source



Eastern White Cedar Shingles are available in four grades, each having its own distinctive features and applications:

Grade: Extra “A”
Characteristics: Top Grade – No Imperfections
Uses: Roofing & Siding

Grade: Clear “B”
Characteristics: Select Grade – No imperfections on the exposed surface (up to 6″)
Uses: Siding

Grade: 2nd Clear “C”
Characteristics: Economy grade. Some sound knots on the exposed surface.
Uses: Siding (Rustic Appearance)

Grade: Utility “D”
Characteristics: Lowest Grade – Various imperfections
Uses: Multipurpose: undercourse, shims (10/10, shims)

  • 1-1/2 Shims
  • 10/10 Utility Undercourse
  • 16″ Extras, Clears, 2nd Clears, and Extra R&R
  • Special Stain Colors are available

Western Red Cedar Shingles

Red Cedar Shingles No1 Blue Label

Shingles and shakes produced from Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) have long been the premier wood roofing material of North America. The majority of cedar roofs remain untreated and are known to provide excellent service.



NO. 1 Blue Label

  • The premium grade of shingles for roofs and sidewalls.
  • These top-grade shingles are 100% heartwood, 100% clear, and 100% edge-grain.


NO. 2 Red Label

  • A good grade for many applications.
  • Not less than 10″ clear on 16″ shingles, 11″ clear on 18″ shingles, and 16″ clear on 24″ shingles.
  • Flat grain and limited sapwood are permitted in this grade.


NO. 1 Handsplit & Resawn

  • These shakes have split faces and sawn backs.
  • Cedar logs are first cut into desired lengths.
  • Blanks or boards of proper thickness are split and then run diagonally through a bandsaw to produce two tapered shakes from each blank.


NO. 1 Tapersplit

  • Produced largely by hand, using a sharp-bladed steel froe and a mallet.
  • The natural shingle-like taper is achieved by reversing the block, end-for-end, with each split.


Certi-Guard Fire Retardant Cedar Shakes and Shingles

No. 1 Certigrade shingles and No. 1 Certi-Split shakes are available pressure-impregnated with fire-retardants and meet testing standards developed by Underwriters Laboratories and adapted by the National Fire Protection Association.

Certi-Guard may be used for Class A, B, and C roof systems.

  • 18″ #1 R&R, #1 Perfections, #1 Pressure Treated Perfections, #1 Primed Gray
  • 18″ #2 R&R, #2 Perfections
  • 24″ 1/2-3/4 Medium Handsplits, 3/4-5/4 Heavy Handsplits

The Certi-Guard® Labelling Standard

The Certi-Guard® label identifies cedar shakes and shingles that have been pressure-impregnated with fire-retardant polymers to provide permanent fire protection.

Class B shakes and shingles are identified by their red Certi-Guard® label.

Class C shakes and shingles are identified by their blue Certi-Guard® label.

More about the Certi-Guard® Labelling Standard