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

Shou Sugi Ban is a wood preservation method originating from Japan several centuries ago. Charred wood, also known as Yakisugi, is now often chosen by modern architects and builders due to its resilience and unique appearance.

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

Several factors influence the durability of charred boards, including:

  • Fire charring increases the resistance of facade boards to external elements.
  • By burning cellulose, we enhance the fire resistance of the wood.
  • Charred boards are devoid of moisture, protecting them from destructive pests.

Contrary to common belief, fire acts as an excellent “preservative” for wood. Properly utilizing fire naturally protects your wood from UV radiation, moisture, and insects. Additionally, selecting the right type of wood is crucial, as not every species reacts the same way to charring. Soft, porous, naturally resilient wood works flawlessly in this technique – excellent examples include spruce, oak, and Siberian larch. Proper charring in specialized kilns where we achieve a consistent temperature above 1400°C, along with four-sided impregnation, ensures that Wood of Fire charred boards remain clean, odorless, and last for years!

Wood of Fire provides the highest quality charred wood for facades, decks, and fences. In our catalog, you’ll find perfect products for various projects. Explore options from various popular wood species such as charred pine, spruce, Siberian larch, oak, thermo pine, and many more! Contact us.

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