Wooden facade - which wood is ideal?


Whether solid wood or elements made of pressed wood products, the design of facades with wood is becoming increasingly popular. But some types of wood are not suitable for a wooden facade in our latitudes. However, some types of wood can also be upgraded with a thermal or impregnating treatment. Which types of wood are suitable for the façade is here.

Native species - suitable at home

In general, the local varieties of wood are more suitable for use on the facade in our regions. Above all, the softwood species that are cultivated in this country are often cheap and durable ways to disguise the wooden facade.

  • Spruce
  • pine
  • larch
  • Douglas
  • fir

Special features of the softwoods

Larch and Douglas fir are sometimes suitable as facade cladding even without any wood protection. Over time, both types of wood form a slightly silvery patina, which at the same time protects the wood and makes a very special visual impression. Spruce and fir, on the other hand, regularly require support from comprehensive wood protection. Also the pine will not hold on your facade completely without wood protection or glaze. At the latest after a few years, the pinewood must be rehabilitated.

deciduous trees

Significantly more durable than spruce or pine is the robinia or of course the oak. For both woods, however, you should also work with wood preservatives, as they can not be used outdoors without impregnation either. You should also keep in mind that some types of wood, especially oak, may cause discoloration on adjacent materials.

Regular wood protection

If you are not using a type of wood that does not require protection, you should regularly apply wood protection. But it is also important not to paint any color on the wood, but special impregnations. This should provide long lasting protection. Look at products like the real Sweden red. These are proven and tested, which means an extremely long protection.

Tips & Tricks

In addition to the selection of the type of wood, the quality is crucial. Above all, the residual moisture in the wood must not be too high. The wood would dry up on dry days and shrink. At the same time, the wood can warp or throw due to too high residual moisture.


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