Tips for buying wooden shingles

Wood shingles are a classic and very elegant option for roof and facade covering. However, the prices are often significantly different depending on the type and quality of wood. Here you can read about everything that determines the price.

Dormer windows and prices

Wood shingles are made from different types of wood - cedar is particularly durable and inherently quite resistant, spruce is often pressure impregnated, while larch wood can also be used untreated.

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The price for wooden shingles does not only depend on the type of wood, but also on the quality of the wood. The regulations and classifications of wood quality according to DIN are largely decisive in the timber trade today.

The shape and width of the shingles as well as their thickness also have an influence on the price - in addition, it is crucial whether the edges are bevelled, which usually means a higher price. It is therefore difficult to give clear guide prices, and there are also major regional differences in the price of wood.

Prices of selected providers (as of 2013)

Wood shingles
Red cedar wood, 15 mm thick, quality 3, three-layer installation on the roof wood 18.18 euros / sqm
Spruce bevelled, 24 cm, three-layer roof covering greussing wood 27.50 euros / sqm
Wood shingles
Alaska cedar, quality no. 1, three-layer installation on the roof wood 37.46 euros / sqm
White fir beveled, 24 cm, three-layer roof covering greussing wood 30.80 euros / sqm

Clapboard consumption

In the price examples, a three-layer roof covering according to the requirements of DIN was assumed in order to create comparable price examples. With only two-layer coverings, the price per square meter is of course lower, with facade cladding, due to a different installation technique between the wall and the roof, different guide values apply to the shingle consumption per square meter. Of course, the size of the shingle also plays a role.

In order to determine the actual clapboard consumption for your project, you should definitely plan specifically with the respective type of cover in order to be able to realistically estimate the total costs. A specialist will certainly be happy to help you.