Wood will be the choice of the future both in contemporary urban architecture and when it comes to renovation. Increasing numbers of clients and architects are favouring this sustainable, organic material. If you ask why this is, the answers will be to the effect that there is not only the comparatively low associated consumption of energy during production but also the ambience and effects that can be created using wood. It is product associated with quality of life.
But wood needs to be thoroughly cared for if it is to retain its appearance. Glazes and paints that protect the material and safeguard it against the weather will get the job done. Assuming they are correctly applied.