At some point in the life of a house, the lumber that holds it together will get wet. The flashing will fail, the roof will leak, or the rains will drive and the waters will rise. Frame a house with BluWood lumber, though, and the water won’t wet the wood in the first place. When excess moisture from the elements or unexpected flooding occurs, the wood in your home absorbs moisture and becomes vulnerable. When the wood absorbs too much moisture, mold and fungus can grow and proliferate.
Mold has joined radon, asbestos, and other hazardous materials at the top of the health industry’s list of home related illnesses. Not only does it damage to your belongings, it can also have a serious affect on the health and well being of your family. Over 270 different species of mold have been identified as living in homes, but it can take mold ten or more years to develop, so you may not notice signs when you first purchase a home.
Mold is the expensive consequence of water damage. Repair expenditures for mold removal can bankrupt people. Insurance companies have written mold exclusions into their policies. Protection against mold is valuable at the building stage.
So says Bluwood, whose answer to the glaring question about the glaring color is unsatisfying. (It’s a marketing gimmick.) BluWood is a twice coated protectant against moisture. It uses a film that encloses the lumber in a water-repellant seal. It is partially vapor permeable so existing moisture is not trapped within the seal. The wood can breathe so that normal moisture levels are maintained. The film prevents mold from growing on its surface. It contains both insecticides and fungicides. No mold and no termites.
The Bluwood treatment adds about 20 percent to the cost, but the wood will be guaranteed for the life of the house. And if blue’s not your color, just remember, it gets covered by the drywall. Visit Bluwood for dealers.