Exterior timber cladding: a coating conundrum

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Contemporary advances in coatings technology have led to an increased variety of available board profiles and decorative options for exterior timber cladding. Peter Kaczmar examines the pros and cons of specifying uncoated or finished timber as a cladding material.

 

Article from Timber 2020 Industry Yearbook

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Timber that has no protective finish will often weather to an attractive appearance. However, in many situations, it is necessary to specify a protective finish. Appearance is often the main reason for specifying a finish, but other characteristics are important too.

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