Wooden house for aesthetic and functional reasons


Dressing is used to visually alter a wooden house, to provide enhanced weather protection or to reduce the care required. Not always a cladding in all directions is necessary or identical. For example, a curtain wall can make a lot of sense towards a weather side. Ventilation always has to be.

Always rear ventilation required

When cladding wooden houses, slabs or shingles are used. They must always be mounted at a distance from the outside wall. Both the house walls and the facade, if made of wood components, must be able to breathe. A substructure ensures the air flow. Whether the cladding is done in a flat or overlapping shingle shape, is irrelevant.

Water drainage and moisture regulation

The organic material wood largely regulates its moisture balance of its own accord. However, when building the wooden house and dressing up, physical laws must be followed. Favorable rainfall angles, high flow rates at high speeds and avoidance of the formation of standing water on the facade are the task of the cladding. Therefore, almost all panels are mounted with a favorable angle of inclination and possibly helpful profile gradients.

Non-material cladding

For aesthetic or functional reasons, it is also possible to use materials such as plaster or metal for cladding. Both decisively change the maintenance effort. To plaster a wooden house, plasterboard panels made of wood fiber material are installed as façades. On the wood-containing boards mineral plasters are applied, which are open to diffusion and remain.
Trapezoidal sheets, for example made of aluminum, are a matter of taste on a wooden house. They are easy to care for and, in particular, serve as good protection against a weather side. When dressing with metal sheets, it must be remembered that raindrops can generate enormous volume upon impact.

Care needs of cladding

One of the key questions for a homeowner is the care of his home. Especially with regard to the expected strike intervals, dressing is of crucial importance. Due to weathering, some coniferous trees form a silvery and gray shimmering patina, which forms a natural protective layer. This patina cladding must not be painted, except for visual reasons.

Tips & Tricks

The cladding and facades of your wooden house do not take on any insulating function. However, you can support through skilful mounting forms insulating effects. Typical examples are indoor air outlets under the facade and targeted shading.


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