Waterproof Wall Paneling

Wood and decorative paneling is definitely an elegant and lovely way to add a certain characteristic touch and personality to any room. It gives a room depth, character, and warmth and above all, it's not too costly or too time consuming to do. It only takes a few materials to tackle any paneling task, and in some cases, only one or two people are needed to transform a regular room into a nice, wooden paneled place of elegance. Although paneling is exquisite, installing it into any room or area of the house may not be as simple to do, in some cases. This would apply to those areas where the room is exposed to or adjacent to moist areas, like screened-in porches, decks or where there are doors to the outside that may lead to the paneled room. For this reason, it may be necessary to install waterproof paneling into a room so that there is a barrier up and against the water elements, but also so that the room will still retain all of its natural beauty and elegance that the room requires.

Sealing a room in waterproof paneling is a task that can be done fairly easily simply by using a silicone sealant to make sure that the room and the wall's surfaces are waterproofed, 100%. This can be achieved by applying the sealant to each area between the joints and each panel. In cases where the paneling in the room comes into contact with other room surfaces, it may be necessary to further secure the area with another seal of silicone protection. This may be for areas like the shower cubicles, bathrooms or above the shower tray areas where moisture and water are likely to collect. It could become a damaging and costly job if water were to penetrate the wall behind this area; therefore, waterproofing it protects and furthers the life of the wood paneling.

Waterproof sections in and on the panels also help to protect it by insulating it and keeping temperate conditions at a safe and comfortable zone. This is also one of the favorable results of waterproof paneling, and also why paneling is frequently seen on outdoor decks and screened in porches as well. Waterproofing the areas save on future expense for repairs that can be quite costly. The project also reduces maintenance costs since paneling does not require any routine maintenance duties, as do wallpaper and painting tasks. The only time it becomes necessary to redo or remove paneling is if a homeowner decides to change the color or style of the wood paneling. Other than that, this style is essentially maintenance free and low cost to achieve.