Sunshine: the worst enemy of wooden façades

Kaila, Panu (1987) Sunshine: the worst enemy of wooden façades. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 333-338. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

The deterioration of wooden façades facing southwards is mainly due sunshine. Intense sunlight, both the ultraviolet and the visible section of the spectrum, deteriorates wood through a physico-chemical process called photo-oxidation. The presence of humidity is also essential. Discolouration of wood is the first effect

Item Type: Book Section
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Kaila, PanuUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: wooden façades; deterioration; sunshine; weathering; wooden architecture; defibration; cracking; discolouration
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 04. Effects of deterioration
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 11:39
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2011 11:39
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/718

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