Western Red Cedar is synonymous with beauty and durability, thanks to its stunning colour palette and expected service life of 60+ years. The raw material used to produce Silva Select Prestige VG is sourced from forests in the coastal regions of British Columbia, Canada – an area known for its high quality, fine-grained old-growth logs. Silva Select Prestige VG is a superb wood cladding material. It is 100% heartwood, 100% vertical grain, virtually knot-free, kiln-dried Western Red Cedar.
This Western Red Cedar Channel 10 profile is part of the Optima Series, a range of precision machined profiles that feature unique design details that make them easier to install and to help them perform better. Cladding profiles in the Optima series feature a discreet nail line for ease of installation together with a substantial overlap where the boards connect to accommodate the natural movement in wood.
It is possible to install the Optima Channel 10 pro?le either horizontally or vertically. A square-sided recess where the boards meet creates bold shadow lines that will accentuate either the height or width of the façade. Boards connect with a tongue and groove system for easy installation.
- Sizes: 20 x 142mm.
- Grade: Silva Select Prestige VG produced from specially selected 100% No. 2 Clear & Better Vertical Grain.
- Profile: Optima Channel 10 has a tongue and groove connection and provides deep, bold shadow lines created by the recess.
- Installation: Vertical or horizontal.
- Surface texture: Smooth.
- Moisture content: Kiln dried at source to 12–15%.
The Optima Series is a range of precision machined cladding profiles designed and made by Silva for optimum performance.
Optima profiles feature unique design details that make them easier to install and to help them perform better. Optima profiles also look great – a cut above your average wood cladding.
Optima profiles are produced in 'high performance' wood species and come with a range of neat corner and trim solutions.
Designed to Allow for Movement in the Wood
Wood is a hygroscopic material that takes up and releases moisture according to the temperature and relative humidity of the ambient air. Changes in the moisture content of wood will lead to variations in the dimensions of wood. It will shrink as it releases moisture and expands again as it takes up moisture.
Cladding profiles in the Optima Series feature a substantial overlap where the boards connect to accommodate this natural movement in the wood without exposing a gap.
- Tapered tongue and groove for faster installation.
- Wide fixing area.
- Large area lowers the risk of water ingress.
- 10mm overlap to accommodate movement.
- Hidden fixing.
- 10° bevel on recess creates an attractive profile.