The construction of wooden houses originated in the deep past. “Wooden” construction developed further, even as man began to master other building materials such as stone. Even the invention of baked bricks in the 17th century could not put an end to wooden construction. Today, the growing demand for wooden housing has created a lot of competition in this construction industry.
In this article, let’s weigh together all the main pros and cons of building wooden houses.
Advantages of building with wood
Environmental friendliness can be considered a huge plus of building housing from wood, because it is difficult to imagine a more natural and environmentally friendly material.
No less significant advantage can be considered such characteristics of wooden dwellings as comfort, practicality and convenience. I think no one will deny that a wooden house is comfortable in both winter and summer. It is cool in summer in a wooden house, and heat is perfectly retained in winter.
Using wood as the main material in the construction of a house, you can achieve an extraordinary aesthetic appeal.
Wood has excellent thermal properties – low thermal conductivity and heat capacity.
The list of positive qualities of wooden houses is completed by their mobility. They can easily be moved and even transported to another place.
Disadvantages of wood construction
At the beginning of the list of cons, I would like to put the low service life of wooden buildings. The maximum safe life of a wooden house is 70 years.
A wooden house can become a big burden, because it requires a lot of attention, so difficult maintenance is one of the main disadvantages of a wooden house.
The level of fire safety of such a house is very low compared to houses made of brick and other materials.
Many of you will not be surprised if I say that a tree changes its volume and shape under the influence of moisture. Despite the fact that in modern construction a lot of different mixtures protecting wood from moisture are used, wooden houses still remain not resistant to moisture.
Wooden houses have a lower resistance to the elements compared to stone, brick.
Completes the chain of “cons” of building wooden houses – these are artificially high prices for many types of wood.
Building a wooden house with tverdom69 has a lot more “pros” and “cons” than listed in this article. But the final choice in favor of a tree or rejection of it can only be made by its future owner, because it is he who will have to spend no small part of his life in it.