FAQ

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How is the cladding produced, what methods are involved in charring?

Degmeda charred wood products are produced using a traditional Japanese technique – wood preservation with fire and there are three main stages: Charring , Brushing and Oiling.

Where can charred wood products be used?

Degmeda products are mostly used for cladding, decking, fences and interiors.

What are the benefits of charred wood?

Time-tested, water and rot resistant, long lasting, sustainable and exhibits unique aesthetics. You can find more information in our article “The Benefits of Charred Wood Siding“.

Life expectancy / durability?

With maintenance charred wood products will last decades, 50-100 years. Read more: “How Long Does Shou Sugi Ban last?“.

Does the cladding need to be treated?

Periodic maintenance of cladding, decking or fence boards helps prolong its longevity and keeps its primary colour longer.

How is the cladding maintained?

It’s recommended to re-oil charred wood boards periodically, depending on each project individually. The southern side of the cladding might need to be re-oiled every 5-10 years and deckings every 3-5 years.

What are the best solutions for window and door reveals when installing?

Each project will have different provisions for windows and doors, so the most fitting solution should be decided by the architects.

Will the charred finish disappear over time?

Only the colour (apart from Deep Char) can fade if exposed to UV. Read more about “The Beautiful Colors of Shou Sugi Ban Wood“.

How is charred wood installed?

Charred wood products are installed the same way as untreated wood products. Cladding boards can be installed horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Affixing from the face side is recommended.

What’s your recommendations for installing charred wood?

We recommend using 2 screws every 500-600 mm. Using A2-grade stainless steel screws is recommended.

Is there a minimum order quantity?

There is no minimum order quantity.