Whatever the style of your home, you can dress your facade with a wooden cladding. It is a question of putting boards of wood on the whole facade or only on a part.
The wooden cladding of a facade
A facade with a wooden cladding
You can cover your facade solid wood blades or reconstituted wood (composite). Firstly, choose the wood species that suits your situation and your budget: larch, fir, pine, spruce, ipe, teak, doussie...
On the other hand, the wood can undergo different treatments to ensure its longevity. There are also different finishes: stains, paints, etc.
For wood cladding, you will have to choose a class 3 wood at a minimum, for good resistance to moisture. The woods are classified in 5 categories: class 1 means indoor wood that must stay dry, and class 5 outdoor wood that may be in contact with water.
The advantages of wooden siding
Choosing a wood cladding to dress your facade has many advantages:
- The installation of a wooden cladding is quite simple and does not require specific equipment,
- The wood gives character to your home,
- Wood is a good insulator and therefore improves the insulation of your home,
- The wood is compatible with all types of facades during a renovation, The choice of colors or finishes is vast,
- Wooden cladding is a durable and aesthetic solution!
The disadvantages of wooden siding
The disadvantages of wood are particularly related to his interview. Solid woods require special treatment because they can be attacked by insects and / or fungi. The wood treatment may need to be renewed fairly regularly: get closer to your provider or a professional to know all the recommendations on this subject.
A composite wood cladding requires less maintenance: a simple cleaning with water is enough.
Another disadvantage of wood siding may be the fading of the facade over time.