Wood shingles are basically those lean and fine pointed portions ofwood. They are largely employed to coat and wrap the roofs and walls of buildings so that they are sheltered and preserved from harsh changing weather and climates. Wood shingles are generally sawed and split. They are known to have fairly smooth and flattened sides. When compared with shakes, they are most extensively employed in varied applications.
It has been found that wood sidewalls shingle is generally derived from red cedar, white cedar, cypress or redwood. Wood shingles are found in three "Grades" that is number 1, 2, and 3 grades. Many cut patterns are also known to be available. Their length ranges from 16, 18 to 24 inches. History states that these shingles were derived and ripped from woods having straight grained and knot free bolts.
Wood shinglesare usually chopped and sliced up by machines and they are further narrowed to give a sleek and in shape form. It is said that they may have their particular installation requirements. However, they are said to be vulnerable and exposed to discoloration. These wood products have a durability of about 30 years. They are attractive in appearance and they usually don’t require paint. They are eco-friendly as they are obtained from a renewable resource.
The only thing that has to be taken care of is the maintenance issue. Regular and continuous treatments have to be given along with preservatives and fungicides so that they aren’t dried out, warped, cracked and attacked by mildew or fungus.If at all possible, wood shingles ought to be preserved under piled on planks, so that they don’t get in contact with the ground cover for the maintenance of stable and balanced moisture content.
Market size on the basis of application spans Architecture, Chemical industry, and Application 3. Market size on the basis of geographical regions spans North America, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. As far as the geography is concerned, North America is currently leading the market and is simultaneously accounting for the largest share in the global market.
In North America, United States is significantly contributing in raising the level of demand for wood shingles, the reason being rise in the housing starts, which will ultimately lifting the overall demand for roofing and other building products. Users’ interest and concern in choosing desirable products like laminated asphalt shingles, roofing tiles, and metal products for building is constantly increasing. These products provide improved aesthetics and long-lasting shield against leaks and recurrent damages.
Major companies operating in the Wood Shingle Market include Pidilite Industries Ltd, Du Pont, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Bridgestone Corporation, Basf, Akzo Nobel, Toray Industries, Momentive Performance Materials Holdings, Bayer, Dow Chemicals, Polygel Industries, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Evonik Industries, Eastman Chemical Company, Choksey Chemical, Trinseo Europe Gmbh, Kumho Petrochemicals, Zeon Corporation, Solvay Chemicals, Polyone Corporation, Estop Group, 3m Company, Owens Corning Corporation, Johns Manville Corporation, and Gaf Materials.