5 tips to make your wood homes last forever
There’s no doubt that timber homes are beautiful, good for the environment and a fantastic way to provide great value for money and create a natural harmony with precious garden spaces, but are they sustainable?
Ask any architect and they’ll tell you that a wood house can enjoy a longevity just as high, if not higher, than standard brick and mortar construction, but do you know how you can yourself to ensure this? We’ve done our research and found some tips for extending the life of a wood home, so if you’re considering building one, be sure to read on to put your fears aside.
1. Choose building materials that are suitable for your use
Even before you build a wood home, you can protect its lifespan by selecting the perfect building materials. You need to consult a professional, to make sure that you invest in solid wood species, properly dried and ready to withstand all weather conditions. Even if you are on a tight budget, choosing to use wood to build your home should not be an exercise in cost cutting.
2. Try to minimize exposure to aggressive elements.
It’s not always possible to minimize exposure to the elements, but if you can find a more sheltered or secluded parcel to build your home, it’s worth considering. Remember, wood needs to be maintained, so the less you have to worry about, the better!
3. Reduce exposure to rain during construction.
Wood is such a versatile material and can get wet if it dries properly, but during the construction phase it’s a good idea to minimize exposure to water. This will help prevent warping, shrinking or swelling that could impact the design of your home. Prevention is better than cure!
4. Use an appropriate stain or paint.
When your home is built, you need to seal the raw materials, so choose your stain or paint very carefully. Think about the weather conditions your home will be subjected to on a regular basis and use them as a guiding force. So, in the case of an area that has high annual rainfall, you’ll want a stain that offers waterproof protection and be conscientious when applying it.
Don’t miss any areas or try to rush, as this could cause you grief in the future.
5. Commit to a maintenance schedule.
All homes need ongoing care and attention, but a wood home may require more than most. It’s a good idea to check your home annually for signs of rot or pest infestation, as well as adding a new coat of paint or stain. Also be sure to look at window and door seals to make sure water isn’t getting in anywhere it shouldn’t, and be prepared to re-caulk any gaps.
Building a wooden house is not a trivial act. Stress, budget, terrain, building professionals, etc. But, once finished, you can now think about the style of your future home and start selecting the ideal furniture that will create a mountain atmosphere.
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