Wood Siding (UPF Edge)

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Wood Siding

Use this downloadable 3-part specification to specify thermally modified wood siding by UFP Edge. 

What is thermally modified wood?

Thermally modified wood is wood that has been treated through a controlled heating process, significantly enhancing its durability, stability, and resistance to decay. This process, also known as thermal modification, typically involves heating the wood to temperatures between 160°C to 220°C (320°F to 428°F) in a low-oxygen environment. This environment prevents the wood from burning while allowing it to undergo chemical changes that improve its properties.

Key Benefits of Thermally Modified Wood

  • Increased Durability: The modification process breaks down the sugars (hemicellulose) in the wood.  Which are the primary food source for fungi and other decay organisms. As a result, the wood becomes more resistant to rot and fungal decay.
  • Enhanced Stability: Modification reduces the wood’s tendency to absorb and release moisture, leading to significantly lower equilibrium moisture content. This reduction in moisture content minimizes the wood’s expansion and contraction, making it more dimensionally stable and less prone to warping or twisting.
  • Improved Aesthetics: The process also darkens the wood throughout, giving it a rich and uniform color. This can enhance the wood’s appearance.  And make it more visually appealing for a variety of applications.
  • Eco-Friendly: Since thermal modification uses only heat and steam (without adding chemicals), the resulting wood is environmentally friendly and non-toxic. It’s a safe choice for both indoor and outdoor applications, including those where children or pets are present.
  • Longer Lifespan: Thermally modified wood has a longer lifespan compared to non-modified wood when used in outdoor applications, offering a sustainable and cost-effective alternative for decking, siding, and other exterior projects.

In summary, thermally modified wood presents an innovative and sustainable alternative for both construction and design projects, offering enhanced durability, stability, and aesthetic appeal while maintaining an eco-friendly profile.

For assistance in the use of products in this section, contact UFP Edge by calling  or visit their website at www.ufpedge.com.


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