Dark House Facade

In the last few decades, the most popular solution for facades was to apply plaster to the walls. However, few chose dark colors due to the fact that they heat up faster, which is particularly important in the summer.

Dark House Facade

Over the years, however, a new trend has emerged that honors unique solutions. It turns out that interesting solutions can be created that, even over the years, will first, look good, and second, continue to be resistant and durable. One of them is wood charred using the Shou Sugi Ban method.


Choosing Charred Wood for the Facade – Remember These Factors

Increasingly, in the public space, we can see buildings finished in dark colors. However, before deciding to actually choose them, it’s worth considering a few important factors. One must be aware that the reinforcement layer, as well as the plaster, work throughout the year at temperatures from -30 to even +80 degrees Celsius. Moreover, there are also large temperature amplitudes between one day and the next, as well as during a single day. That’s why it’s necessary to choose an extremely durable material so that despite the action of atmospheric factors, nothing happens to it. What speaks in favor of fire-charred boards is the fact that they are much more durable than most materials on the market. All thanks to the process of wood treatment, which removes cellulose, the main food source for many bacteria and pests. As a result, the boards are much more durable and resistant to varied atmospheric conditions, from frosts to heatwaves.


Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood as a Home Finish

Of course, when designing a home, the insulating layer and its type must also be taken into account. It will depend a lot on it. In the case of styrofoam, it’s worth knowing that such large temperature differences can significantly weaken it, making it not as effective. Therefore, it seems that mineral wool might be a better solution. However, such decisions should be discussed with an architect or another specialist who, having the whole house or building project along with the idea for a facade in the form of Shou Sugi Ban charred boards, will be able to indicate the best solutions to protect the home from overheating and excessive cooling.

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