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Exterior Wood Wall – Practical and Aesthetic Aspects of Material Selection

Each architectural project begins with planning the exterior cladding of the facade. For many years, the exterior walls of the house are made of natural materials. Despite the high cost of raw materials, private owners prefer to decorate the exterior of the buildings with a beautiful texture of noble tree species. Thanks to modern technologies, there are a lot of different types of facing materials on the market that have an affordable cost and the same presentability.


The most popular facade cladding options are represented by plaster, natural or artificial stone, cladding brick, ceramic or concrete tile, decorative siding. It was the latter that became the most acceptable way of cladding residential buildings.

You can verify the practicality and beauty of this material using the example of a beach house located in MANHATTAN BEACH (Los Angeles). Decorated decorative decoration of the exterior walls of the house of yellow cedar was specially designed for a young family. active residents preferred to use the simplicity of the shape and grace of lines, which were realized in the wild geometry of the building.


Wood siding is first of all an impeccable coating texture, delicate color. Then customers begin to study the main advantages of the material, which include:

  • Resistance to temperature differences – sheathing retains the appearance and appearance of operational properties at temperatures up to -50 degrees;
  • Durability of a covering;
  • Environmental friendliness;
  • Simple finishing process;
  • Strength.

Important! Wooden siding is recommended for regions with low fire hazard. Wood is a combustible material, so panels of this type are best not to be used or treated with special impregnations, fire protection.

Facing beams are produced by pressing chipboard under the influence of high pressure. Manufacturers add various additives that are responsible for additional strength, wear resistance, resistance to UV radiation, mechanical damage.


Looking at the facade of a residential building, immediately there is a feeling of warmth, family idyll, harmony. The pleasant coloring of the siding made it possible to arrange the external and street parts of the building. Architects used panels to decorate the fence, decorate flowerpots for flowers, partitions, and an outdoor bathroom. Partially, the grilles are present on the window openings, which allows you to adjust the lighting in the room.

On the entire area of 350 sq.m. There is a decoration of the exterior walls of the house with siding. This selection of wood panels from Alaskan cedar was chosen in order to reliably protect the structure from the weather conditions of the area. The outer cladding of the facade is primarily intended to protect the internal space, and after that – for aesthetic appeal.

Despite the complexity of the architectural construction, experts skillfully arranged the panels, highlighting certain residential areas. The front of the house is characterized by the presence of a flyover, irregular shapes. The entrance pivot door faced with siding looks original. As you can see, the absolute direction of the facade along with doorways becomes a stylish direction. Other types of materials, such as plaster or brick, will not provide such an opportunity. This is the main visual effect of siding.


Stuccoing some homeowners with plastering the exterior of the house’s walls, while others do not tolerate artificial coating treatments. The tree always remains fashionable and in demand. Environmental friendliness plays a decisive role in choosing the way of casing. The natural texture of the block house is very diverse, and each customer can choose their favorite shade. The natural colors and structure of the cedar are the most original of all breeds. A pleasant yellow shade coquettishly plays with the sun’s rays, creating shading effects.

Modern siding is not just a protective coating, but a decorative way of facing. Finished exterior walls of the house has a distinctive texture from every angle. The main part of the structure is covered with vertical panels, and the overpass is horizontal. In architectural terms, such projects are always distinguished by impeccable external expression.

Simple and concise façade lines can be transformed into an improved building shape. Exterior finish using natural materials gives grace, lightness, which is typical for the architecture of California houses.

Architects Blue Truck Studio
Photo Gregg Segal