Pressure Treatment: What is that?
Brown Pressure Treatment
Pressure-treatment is an alternative to staining, which is also a way to protect wood. The pressure-treatment is a process that takes place entirely in a large boiler. The wood from your log cabin is first placed in the boiler. This naturally takes place before the assembly of the log cabin. Once the wood has been placed in the boiler, the door closes and the boiler pulls in a vacuum. The oxygen is then extracted from the wood, after which the boiler is filled with an impregnating agent. When the boiler is filled with the impregnating agent, the pressure is increased, so that the wood absorbs the impregnating agent. Pressure-treatment is an entirely computer-controlled process.
Because the impregnating agent is pressed into the wood under high pressure, the wood swells. This increases the drying time and therefore the delivery time. In addition, it is possible that due to the high pressure during Pressure-treatment the wood deforms slightly. This occasionally causes small cracks. If you have had the wood of your log cabin or summerhouse impregnated by means of boiler pressure, then staining is no longer necessary. The windows and doors are not impregnated with boiler pressure.
The advantages of Pressure Treatment
One of the most important advantages of Pressure Treatment is of course the longer life of your summerhouse or log cabin. Through pressure treatment, your summerhouse or log cabin is optimally protected. Because the wood is impregnated under boiler pressure, it is also low-maintenance. Under all weather conditions, the wood of your summerhouse or log cabin can be kept for at least 10 years. In the long run, the wood can age, but this can be prevented with wood-oil, for example. This will also stop the weathering process, so that the wood can last up to 40 years. Pressure reatment is the method that guarantees the longest life of the wood.
Another important advantage over paint and coating is that it cannot peel off, flake, let go or crack. Pressure treatment does not only apply a thin layer to the surface, but really penetrates deep into the wood. In addition, wood often loses its natural appearance when painted or coated. This does not occur with Pressure treatment. Your log cabin will really look nice and clean for longer.
Pressure treatment is the impregnating fluid which is forced into the timber and there is no need for additional treatment. Impregnation refers to the penetration of a material, in this case wood, with another substance. The purpose of impregnation is to extend the life of the wood and thus the summerhouse. In short, impregnating wood is making it water-repellent, making it last longer. It is a technique to give the material water-resistant, fungicidal and fire retardant properties.
A pressure treated log cabin has the longest durability. The timber is optimally protected. Painting is an optional extra.
Windows and doors are not pressure treated but are Spray Treated
Spray treatment in transparent white, graphite grey, brown or light grey. Your summerhouse, roofing or log cabin is now provided with a primer. The spray treatment will also protect your summerhouse or log cabin against fungi and rotting. The inside is now protected and you won’t have to paint it again. When the windows and doors are spray treated to protect your log cabin against other weather influences you must paint the outside of the windows and doors within a year.
Impregnation refers to the penetration of a material, in this case wood, with another substance. The purpose of impregnation is to extend the life of the wood and thus the summerhouse. In short, impregnating wood is making it water-repellent, making it last longer. It is a technique to give the material water-resistant, fungicidal and fire retardant properties.