Superior Insulated Panels are specialist suppliers and manufacturers of red cedar panels. We supply many types of insulated panels but red cedar paneling is very popular where a natural element needs to be added to a construction project.
Red cedar panels already complement traditional and contemporary buildings, both residential and industrial and are therefore suitable for both. But what else should you know about red cedar panels, their uses and other specifications?
Types of Cedar Wood Paneling that can be used.
Most of the types are suitable for external use as insulated cladding panels and have a life span well over 20 or 25 years depending on the use, finishing and application. There are various wood types such as Western Red Cedar, European Oak, American hardwoods as well as larch and sweet chestnut. Many of these are ideal for external cladding and the fabrication of insulated panels from cedar.
Other types of woods used in cedar panels.
The other materials also available and ideal for external cladding are Thermowood, Royal and Cape Cod. These all have good density, competitive prices and good warranties on their external treatment.
How are cedar panels applied?
The fixing of cedar panels will depend upon whether they are being fixed direct to the building structure or glazed into a window, screen or other fenestration product. There are various fixing methods where a panel is not being glazed in. These include support brackets, top hat fixings, angle fixing, face applied fix or T,Z and H bar fixing.
The method will be governed by the structure and other factors.
What types of finishes are available?
Generally the natural look is preferred on red cedar panels, but other types of stains and lacquers are available. these include clear, stained, factory applied, coloured finishes or preservatives. The choice of finish will be down to architect or client specification.
Insulation is also important in any type of panel.
With panels being required to have U values or generally provide thermal properties, red cedar is typically insulated with a range of common materials found in aluminium or steel panels. These include fibres, mineral wools, rock wool, timber boards, polystyrene and many more. The type of insulation will be governed by the specification required.
The fabrication of these red cedar panels is specialist but it need not be complicated. Contact us for further information whatever your panel requirements and our specialist team at Superior Insulated Panels will be able to provide further information.