Heat Treated - Timber, Thermo-Wood Cladding, PTGV, PAR,
ThermoWood is produced by heat treating Finnish grown pine and spruce to temperatures exceeding 200 degrees centigrade. During the heat treatment, chemical and structural changes occur within the timber which alters and improves some of its basic characteristics. The resulting product is an altogether more durable and stable timber, and is ideal as a cladding material for use in exposed areas such as external walls.
30 YEAR SERVICE LIFE
Uncoated ThermoWood-D (pine) exterior cladding can provide a 30-year desired service life. This calculation is based on various conditions which includes: the quality of the workmanship at the time of installation and the exposure of cladding to the weather including location, elevation and design. If maintained over the life of the product, ThermoWood-D will have a 60-year desired service life, providing the coating is maintained in-line with the coating manufacturer recommendations over the service life of the product concerned.
Thermowood provides an excellent base for receiving surface treatments, however if desired it can be left untreated which will result in it turning a natural silver grey colour.