The wooden house is a dream of many people. Still, unfortunately, not all of us can afford this type of investment – not only for financial reasons but also due to weather conditions or the location where we live. A great alternative to wooden home is external wood cladding, which is a substitute for a dream. Wondering what exterior wood cladding prices are? Check it out!
What kind of wood for cladding?
Quality wood cladding has to be made of cladding materials with suitable properties:
– soft species
Traditionally pine, spruce, and larch were (and still are) used for external wood cladding. Although they belong to local, soft species that are susceptible to weather conditions and relatively low mechanical resistance, with proper impregnation and high-quality preservative products, they are also suitable as timber finishing. Moreover, they are easy to process.
– harder species
Due to the above, the local wood species much more popular are oak, beech, ash, or acacia. We value them for their durability and strength.
Wood from colder regions
On the other hand, nowadays, wooden shuttering is used mainly for species coming from colder regions. Scandinavian spruce, Scandinavian pine, Siberian larch, or Canadian cedar are more resistant to low temperatures and high humidity. They usually offer better thermal insulation properties, more outstanding durability, and attractive colors and grain.
In addition, exotic wood is prevalent, durable, strong, and resistant to moisture and long life (such as bangkirai, garapa, meranti, or tatajuba). Interestingly, exotic cladding materials are also more resistant to fungi and insects. Thanks to frequently more intense colors, exotic wood for cladding perfectly fits into the modern design of the building.
What else determines the exterior wood cladding prices?
When it comes to a wood deck, a few significant factors affect the final cost of completion, but there aren’t that many. When it comes to a home elevation made of wood, there are many more issues to consider. First of all, you need to collect data on:
– the height of the house, and thus the number of floors to be covered with a facade,
– the thickness of the cladding or insulation,
– the surface to be covered,
– the location,
– the finishing of corners and window recesses.
Based on this information, the wood cladding company can determine the estimated costs associated with the construction work. However, it is required to understand that these are estimates and can change due to many factors that often come to light only during labor. Quoted exterior wood cladding prices are also always based on the need to use essential tools and construction technology, which are also subject to change.
There is also a solution, which allows the company to determine more precise costs of installing timber house cladding – local visit and its follow-up in the form of a prepared project that meets the requirements and expectations of the customer.
It is also worth considering that the timeliness of the services and the final finish and standard of these works significantly impact the amount of money to be spent on the wood elevation.