Why choose wood as a building facade material

Anyone planning a new house or other building may be familiar with the consideration of the choice of facade material; Do I choose aesthetic wood, solid stone or brick?

All of the above options are excellent choices, but each has its own pro-choice factors that can make decision-making cumbersome. After all, the choice of facade material is influenced by everyone’s own preferences and available financial resources. Of course, it is also possible to combine, for example, wood into the facade of a stone or brick house. These types of solutions can enliven the façade and result in a spectacular whole that combines several building materials.

Wood is a long-lasting and ecological solution

Wood is an ecological, but also quite an affordable choice as a building material. Properly designed and executed wooden exterior structures of the house are long lasting. Wood is also close to us Finns, as it has been used as a building material for centuries, and the forests that serve as the growing medium for wood are part of the Finnish soul landscape. The wood remains untreated for long periods of time if adequate structural protection of the material is provided. Prerequisite for long-term sustainability is that a few important points are taken care of, which are listed below.


  1. Select the correct application
  2. Depending on the application, choose the right type and quality of wood
  3. Protecting wood structures from moisture and sunlight
  4. Industrial wood processing

Wood is a renewable natural resource and it also serves as a long-term carbon store in the wall of the house. Carbon can remain in structures at its best for up to hundreds of years. The average Finnish wooden detached house sequesters about 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air, which corresponds to the emissions produced by the average private motorist over 10 years. Choosing wood as a facade material is therefore a climate act!

In terms of cost, a wooden house is still a more cost-effective option than a stone or brick house, especially if it is made from prefabricated elements or purchased directly as a house package. In addition, the construction of wooden houses has the advantage of advanced industrial prefabrication as well as fast construction on site, as it can be built in less than half the time compared to traditional construction.

Industrially painted wood guarantees consistent quality and reduces construction hours

The best option for purchasing wooden exterior cladding is to use an industrially treated exterior cladding panel. Painting carried out under industrial conditions is the basis for the long-term durability of wood, as the treatments are carried out under standardized conditions in which the temperature and humidity are optimal. In addition, the surface of the wood remains clean under factory conditions, which improves the adhesion of the paint to the surface of the wood.

The panel can be industrially primed, intermediate or surface painted, so that the surface of the cladding boards is protected from moisture and solar UV radiation from the very beginning. The more often the panel is industrially painted, the less work is left on the site itself. Industrial painting is also a cost-effective and high-quality solution. For example, if you choose a surface-painted Vaaran Värivalmis™ cladding panel, all you have to do is paint the nail marks on site. The concealed nailed panel does not even miss this step, because the design of the panel keeps the rows of nails hidden under the tongue. With this solution, you save so much time, but also money, because no extra repetitions are needed anymore.

Would you be interested in hearing more about Danger’s exterior cladding products? Contact our salesperson and we will tell you more.