Would you be interested in wood siding that’s been given superpowers? Right now, many home builders and designers are looking for readily available, budget friendly wood siding materials that rival Western Red Cedar and Redwood in color and beauty.
Thermally modified lumber as siding material looks fantastic on this lodge style home.
If this sounds like you, thermally modified wood can meet design needs, inventory needs, and budget. Check out these comparisons, pictures, and resources that can help you decide.
You are probably familiar with popular types of softwood siding material like Redwood and Western Red Cedar. Architects and home designers specify these wood sidings in their design for their how attractive they are.
But - they come with higher prices and are not always available when you need them.
Thermally Modified Hemlock siding shown with horizontal rainscreen installation
Not all heroes wear capes. There is another amazing wood siding option: Thermally Modified American Ash or Hemlock wood. These siding materials can easily meet (and exceed!) your cedar or redwood project criteria in looks, style, and budget. Plus, several other benefits that may surprise you!
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A public area showcases the thermally modified wood siding used in a commercial application
Thermal modification is a scientific process that kind of “superpowers” the wood at the cellular level and make it a better and stronger exterior material than the original. (No radioactive spiders required!)
The result is high performing wood siding material frequently chosen for commercial and residential projects. Especially when it is important to stay on budget without compromisng strength.
Recent price increases made Thermally Modified Wood a frequently chosen wood siding option.
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With great modification comes great responsibility. The thermal process significantly increases the durability and decay resistance of Ash and Hemlock. Why is this important for your project? Thermally modified Ash and Hemlock:
Thermally modified wood siding has low maintenance needs and can stand up to all weather types of weather
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Thermowood was chosen for this custom home project using wood rainscreen system installation.
Therma Wood Hem-Fir Wood Siding Material:
Close up example photo of Therma Wood Hem Fir Siding colors and grain pattern
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Thermowood exterior wood siding material was essential to designing this stunning four season room with outdoor exposure, including the ceiling and decking.
Close up example photo of Thermowood Ash Wood Siding colors and grain pattern
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