Timber cladding is an excellent way to protect your home from the elements. Individual pieces of timber are installed over exterior walls to protect the walls. This helps to maintain the structural integrity of your home. It also serves as a decorative technique. In this way, it enhances the appearance of your home. Below are several advantages you can expect when you use timber for cladding your home.
Ease of Installation
The relatively lightweight nature of timber enables quick and effective installation of cladding. The installation of the timber is easier to handle and is thus faster to complete. This helps to drive down construction costs, which makes timber a cost-effective choice for cladding purposes.
Timber cladding can last for many years when it is properly maintained. It has a high impact resistance that helps to reduce damage to your home. Scratches and chips on timber siding are not as apparent as they are on other cladding materials. There are also a few timber species, such as the Canadian Western red cedar, that are known to last longer than other types of wood.
Timber has high insulation properties. Its thermal conductivity is much lower than steel and concrete. This helps to reduce energy consumption that is required to heat and cool. It helps to sustain energy resources on the planet and saves you money over time.
Timber cladding is versatile because the wood can be trimmed to any size. You can use timber cladding on various architectural designs and its flexibility adapts to any scale or project. You can stain or paint the cladding or allow simply the timber to go through its own natural process of weathering for a unique and attractive silver colour.
Timber is a naturally renewable resource, unlike some non-renewable construction materials. A minimal amount of non-renewable fossil fuels is required to produce timber compared to other construction materials. Timber is also 100 percent recyclable which makes it one of the most environmental friendly materials you can use in the construction of your home.
Your choice of siding can help acoustically insulate your home. There are some materials that allow noise to filter through the walls into the house. However, when you clad with timber it helps to block out noises from the outside, this is because timber has excellent sound absorption properties.