Using real wood paneling in a home is a big commitment as it creates a very strong theme throughout the house, but it is a commitment that pays off for anyone seeking a warm and inviting design. It is also one of the more costly designs but also has the benefit of wearing that value well.
The reason that real wood is desired more than fake panels is because it has a look and feel that cannot be achieved through synthetic products. Wood is a great insulator, which is why cabins high in the mountains often use wood for the exterior and interior. The thickness of the material is great for keeping the cold air out while retaining the heat inside. It is also good during the summer months when air conditioning is required, and also provides enough ventilation to avoid the formation of dampness within the building, even in humid areas of the country.
Real wood is also robust. When treated correctly and regularly, it can withstand impact such as wind and hail. It keeps moisture out meaning that it will not splinter and crack in the cold weather. It is also fairly strong against high winds and storms. This makes it a perfect choice for anyone living in an area that gets unpredictable weather, and is why the majority of low-rise homes in America use real wood as their main building source.
Unlike synthetic materials, wood is sourced from natural areas and can be sustained through the planting of new trees for every one that is felled. This adds another benefit to using real wood panels for those who are concerned about how their living arrangement affects the environment around them.