Architecture and Aesthetic: The Benefits of a Timber Ceiling

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Did you know there's evidence of homes built over 10,000 years ago that used timber as the primary source for their construction material? It's no surprise that with such a long history it is a great option when re-doing your ceiling.

If you are in the process of changing your ceiling at home or office or contemplating making a change, you're in the right place. Keep reading to learn all the benefits of having a timber ceiling.

The Benefits of a Timber Ceiling

Recently more homeowners and business owners are making the move to timber ceilings and with good reason or should we say reasons. There is more than one reason to switch over to timber ceilings.

Low Maintenance

This is a great benefit of having a timber ceiling. Once you install it or have it installed it doesn't really need maintenance.

The only thing you will have to do every five years is re-treat the timber. This depends on the grade and the type of timber you choose. To help expand its lifetime all you have to do is keep it clean.

Timber ceilings also have natural preservatives which protect the timber from moisture, decay, and pesky termites. Usually, people stay away from wood because of termites. With good reason – they can cause thousands of dollars in damage to a home.

Termites prefer wood that is dead and decaying over timber. If you have ever seen a building or a home with a huge yellow tent over it this is a sign of it being treated for termites. Having a termite invasion can quickly become a nightmare and timber is a way to reduce your chances of dealing with termites.

Insulation

Timber has natural air pockets in the grain of the wood that helps store either heat or cold within the wood. Unlike steel or other inorganic materials that expand when they get hot. Every time a structure expands due to heat it weakens it and eventually can collapse.

Wood is a great alternative to using concrete, stone, or even brick when it comes to insulating a home. It helps a home stay warm in winter months and cool in the summer months. This, in turn, reduces the energy being used in the home which lowers electricity bills.

The best thing? It lowers electricity bills without compromising comfortable temperature inside the house.

Soundproof

Timber ceilings are great for spaces with open floor plans when it comes to soundproofing. Whether it's in an office or home. The slatted design of timber ceilings allows noise to travel around and through the timber instead of bouncing from wall to wall.

For this reason, wood is used in many concert halls around the world. A perfect tone is created in the room because the wood naturally dampens the sound.

If you're considering adding a timber ceiling to your office this is more than ideal in an office that has an open floor plan. Nowadays it's even being used in public spaces because of the noise not bouncing off the walls. No one likes to hear themselves echo as they speak.

Green Home

Being environmentally friendly is a big deal in today's society and with a timber ceiling, your home will be a green friendly home. A house that's made from trees is sustainable and renewable.

Wooden structures absorb and store CO2 making wood the only carbon neutral construction material. Because of this using timber for your home construction has a positive impact on climate change.

Timber also produces fewer greenhouse gases and it requires less energy to produce than other ceiling materials. Timber also generates less air and water pollution. If you're into preserving the planet timber is the way to go when it comes to your construction needs.

Aesthetics

No one can argue that timber is a beautiful material that's also versatile. It's truly not limited to only being used in ceilings. It can also be used in walls or for paneling.

The unique look instantly gives any home a facelift. No one can ignore the color of timber or the ambiance it creates. The visual appeal of the natural grain in timber is enough to make people prefer it over plain looking material such as concrete.

No Rust Zone

If you didn't know by now wood doesn't rust. This is a big deal when it comes to a home. Yes, it can oxidize to some extent but it's not a big deal when you compare it to metal oxidizing.

Sure there are some metals you can buy that don't rust but these are way more expensive than choosing timber as your material.

Electrostatic Charge No More

Timber and wood, in general, emits no electrostatic discharge. Some people believe that electrostatic charges aren't good for our health. Making the switch to a timber ceiling either in a home or an office will equate to no electrostatic discharge.

Timber will regulate the humidity in the room which will help those have a sensitive respiratory system.

Ready for a House Makeover?

As you can see making the switch to a timber ceiling will come with many benefits. Timber ceiling and even walls are currently in hot demand because of all the benefits timber offers. Once you're ready to make the switch you can contact a professional to help you.

Get ready for your new ceiling and enjoy the masterpiece once it's completed.

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