Is "Thermally Modified Wood" a Good Options for Exterior Cladding?

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Forum topic by wilschroter posted 03-19-2020 11:09 AM 692 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2020 11:09 AM

I’ve been researching the best wood cladding to use for the exterior of my house. I’m seeing a lot of options like Thermory that offer a “thermally modified wood” that presumably will crack less since it’s already petrified.

Does anyone have any experience with wood cladding the exterior of a house? I could really use some feedback on what materials tend to hold up best.

Ideally I’m looking for 6” planks in a walnut shade.

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#1 posted 03-19-2020 12:31 PM

I used some thermally modified ash for the top of a small table that is on a friends deck. The wood is dark brown and has held up very well for about 2 years, so far. The wood I used was cutoffs from a deck project a contractor friend built for one of his customers. That too, is still doing well.

I’d use it again.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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#2 posted 03-19-2020 01:05 PM

@woodtodust any chance it was Thermory? Also how did you treat the wood (oil/stain/etc)?

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#3 posted 03-19-2020 01:06 PM

Well, modern paint and stains make wood a little more acceptable now, but give me cement products any day. Tougher, longer lasting, wood boring bees hate it, Termites and wood ants ignore it. Fire resistant and will not rot unless actually submerged in water.

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