Category: Home Improvement
Oak Feather Edge Cladding, like those from Timberpride is a very popular type of timber for use on the outside of buildings and homes. It is an excellent choice of cladding for use on the outside of the home because it offers great durability and tone and it comes in a range of interesting and eye catching designs. Unlike other types of wooden cladding, such as cedar or pine, oak is very much weather resistant and will not warp or rot under normal circumstances.
Oak is treated using UVA and UVB protective oils to prevent the colour change over the years but it can still be left untreated and although it will gradually turn the traditional shade of grey, it will never go completely white. This means that although you might paint or coat the outside of your house, you will have the pleasure of seeing your house growing back to its original full colour every year thanks to the gradual colour change. All you need to ensure is that you clean your property from time to remove any possible grit or dirt and keep it spotlessly clean. If you want a slightly richer shade of grey, you may choose to add some light colored varnish or sealant to give it the appearance of a more fully furnished house.
The main disadvantage to oak feather edge cladding is that it does not possess the same fire safety and scratch resistance as other types of timber and so you may need to ventilate rooms to stop the timber becoming damaged during dry days. If you live in an area of high fire risk, then you will need to factor this into the decision when purchasing Oak Feather Edge Cladding. Another issue is that oak can sometimes become slippery when wet due to the water collecting on its grains so it is recommended that you use railings at various heights around your property when using oak for exterior wall cladding.« Back