How much do wooden shingles cost?

The prices for wooden shingles are sometimes very far apart - read here what is important and what determines the price for a shingle covering on the roof or facade.

Wood quality and type

Many different types of wood are used for wooden shingles - from cedar and larch to pressure-impregnated spruce and fir. Since there are very large price differences between the individual types of wood from the outset, the prices of the shingles are also very different, depending on which type of wood was processed.

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In addition, the quality of the wood used is also decisive - here various quality classifications come into play, most of which are based on DIN classification regulations - in some areas of the wood trade, however, other criteria also apply to determine the quality of a wood.

Regional price differences for individual types of wood can also have an impact on the final price of the shingles - as can special designs such as weathered optics, bevelled edges or similar special processing of the finished shingles.

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

The total price depends on the clapboard consumption

Depending on whether you want to clad a facade or cover a roof, different types of laying are used. Depending on the local conditions, either a two-layer or a three-layer covering is used for the roof. The shingle consumption therefore depends on both the intended use and the laying technique used. In addition, of course, the size of the shingle also influences the consumption of square meters. You can therefore only plan a total price reasonably realistically on the basis of a specific application example and taking into account the respective laying technique.