Wooden facades are one of the most popular exterior cladding on the house. You can already consider wood protection during the planning phase for the renewal of your facade. Constructive wood protection is easy. The renewed facade is therefore more robust and remains attractive for longer.
Renew and protect constructively
The cladding of the new wooden facade should end at least 30 centimeters above the ground. The base below can be plastered with a hard-wearing material. If the wood comes into direct contact with the ground, it is affected by precipitation, spray water and, in winter, also by road salt.
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An extended roof overhang offers additional protection. It keeps direct precipitation off the facade. The rear ventilation of the facade construction must allow a perfect circulation of the air so that there is no accumulation of moisture behind the facade. A vertical arrangement is advantageous when laying the wooden slats. Here the water runs down along the fibers and the wood dries faster.
Constructive wood protection methods
- 30 centimeters from the floor
- Large roof overhangs
- Perfect rear ventilation
- Vertical battens
Types of wood for renewal
If you have had largely positive experiences with the wood of the old facade cladding, nothing speaks against reusing the same type of wood. All native species are suitable. The spruce is particularly popular because of its low price. It is also very strong and easy to work on and paint. Fir, larch, oak, chestnut and pine can also be used as facade wood.
Paint the new facade
For a new wood paneling, you should use planed formwork wood. Here the surface is rough and absorbs a lot of paint particularly easily. Apply the well mixed paint or glaze evenly and thinly in the direction of the wood fiber. Let the first coat dry for a few hours and then paint the next coat. Absorbent wood usually requires three layers of paint.
Follow the processing instructions of the paint manufacturer. Depending on the manufacturer, you have a long-term guarantee on the design of your facade if the paint has been processed properly.Tips & Tricks When the facade boards are laid horizontally, the grooves point downwards. So no precipitation collects there. Rain and condensation can flow downwards unhindered. The horizontal cladding near the base makes repairs easier if individual boards are damaged by the weather.