|Real Wood® Backer-board
The Premier Panel features a solid, naturally durable, Western Red Cedar backer-board in lieu of a plywood sheathing backer-board.
Two-Ply “Cedar on Cedar” Design
The Premier Panel is a true two-ply “Cedar on Cedar” design providing the optimum in weather protection and durability on cedar shingle panels. There is no substitute for Western Red Cedar Shingles on a solid, naturally durable, Western Red Cedar backer-board.
100% Vertical Grain 100% Clear 100% Heartwood
Premier uses 100% Vertical Grain, 100% Clear and 100% Heartwood Western Red Cedar shingles in their panel system. Testing and practical experience show that these shingles move less, cup less and retain finishes better than flat grain shingles.
Thick Butt Western Red Cedar Shingles
Premier manufactures its Western Red Cedar shingles to industry standards featuring a “thick butt” shingle for added longevity and style. Premier’s rebutted and rejointed (R&Rs) shingles provide clean, crisp, distinctive shadow lines for optimum architectural appeal.
Band Sawn Textured Shingle Faces
Premier’s vertical grain shingles have a textured band sawn “A” face, which absorb stains, paints and other finishes more readily and evenly compared to other milled surfaces. Real Cedar Key-Ways (Real Reasons) The Premier Panel includes real, full, natural cedar key-ways allowing the shingles to expand and contract naturally with the environment.