A person either having wood architectured house or thinking to construct a new one, should know the ways to protect wood architecture from fungi and other wood problems.
The majority of the commonly employed methods for protecting wood are coating and drying. These two strategies make your ‘wood design and architecture’ (also known as ‘wood design og arkitektur’ in Norway language) long-lasting.
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Careful choice of wood:
Some species have naturally decay-resistant heartwood. These species include oak (Quercus spp.), sweet chestnut (Castanea Sativa Mill.), juniper (Juniperus spp.). Choose wood carefully according to your dream house.
Coating offers protection to wood used both inside and outside. Coating prevents uptake and reduction of moisture and reduces swelling and shrinking that can result in surface issues. But coating does not prevent fluctuations. Coating with pigmented stains or color protects wood against UV(ultraviolet) radiations.
Generally, wood will not be attacked by the common fungi at moisture content below the fiber saturation point (FSP). FSP for different wood lies between 20-35%.
If wood is soaked in water, wood absorbs water and is saturated with it. Finally, there will be no more oxygen in wood. That means fungi can not grow in them. Besides underwater constructions, it is impossible to use woods completely wet so the wood has to be completely dried out to EMC in order to protect against fungi attack.