Yes, a wooden house is more energy-efficient than a house made of concrete or brick. This is due to the nature of wood which functions as a natural insulator, both from cold and hot weather. This means you don’t need to bother adding air conditioning in the house anymore because the hot weather outside won’t be able to enter the room. So it’s more economical, right?
For centuries, traditional communities in Japan, known for their earthquake-prone areas, use wood and bamboo as their home material. This is because the wood has high elasticity and is able to absorb vibrations due to the earthquake.
Aside from saving energy, wooden houses are also considered as an environmentally friendly building. Why can? Because wood itself has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide gas. This capability is very appropriate to overcome problems such as air pollution.
More elegant look
In terms of appearance, of course, a wooden house looks more elegant and simple, compared to a house made of concrete. The natural brown color of the wood makes the house look beautiful, and not too flashy.
The disadvantage of having a wooden house
Wood is a material consisting of carbon and hydrogen. Because of its content, wood is classified as a combustible material. Therefore you must be careful to put the stove or other flammable objects in the house. It is not recommended to have wood-based dwelling in tropical urban areas. More suitable in highland places with cold weather.
Apart from not being fireproof, wood is also not resistant to water. So don’t be reckless to build a wooden house if the area of your house is prone to flooding!