Date Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011
There's no reason a wood structure can't last virtually forever – or, at least hundreds of years – far longer than we may actually need the building. With a good understanding of how to protect wood from decay and fire, we can expect today's wood buildings to be around for as long as we wish, that is if the wood is not really wood. Today, we can powder coat many aluminum and steel structures to look just like wood. The only difference of course is bugs and wood rot are no longer an issue. Check out this sample. And this style of powder coating is AAMA 2605 approved, something for the architects to think about.