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How durable is the wooden facade made using the Shou Sugi Ban method?

Shou Sugi Ban is a wood preservation method that was initiated several centuries ago in Japan. Charred wood, also known as Yakisugi, is nowadays often chosen by modern architects and builders for its toughness and unique appearance.

The durability of the fired boards is influenced by several things, including:

  • Firing with fire increases the resistance of the facade boards to external factors.
  • By burning cellulose, we increase the fire resistance of wood.
  • Sunburned boards are deprived of moisture, which protects them against the damaging effects of pests.

Contrary to popular belief, fire acts as an excellent “impregnation” for wood. Appropriate use of the fire naturally protects your wood against UV radiation, moisture and vermin. An important aspect is also the selection of the right wood, because not every species reacts in the same way to tanning. Soft, porous, naturally resilient wood works flawlessly with this technique – spruce, oak and Siberian larch are great examples. Appropriate firing in special stoves in which we obtain a regular temperature above 1400 C and four-sided impregnation makes the wood of Fire boards fired without getting dirty, odorless and will last for years!

Wood of Fire provides the best quality fired wood for facades, terraces and fences. In our catalog you will find the perfect products for a variety of projects. Explore the options of the most popular types of wood, such as spruce, Siberian larch, oak, thermo pine, pine and many more!

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