Eco Building Products Advances the Industry Standard for Lumber
- Jun 12, 2012
Vista, Calif.—Whether you are building a suburban townhouse style rental or an urban apartment tower, the lumber you choose to frame or divide your units can have repercussions. Wood from an unreliable source can lead to mold and termite issues within a few short years. This, in turn, can lead to costly repairs and vacant units. The idea lumber will protect from mold, wood-rot, termites and fire for the life of a development.
Eco Red Shield Protected Lumber from Eco Building Products works to combat all four problems and is the only lumber that comes with a 10-year warranty to back it up. The secret to its success is an eco-friendly coating that controls the moisture content inside lumber. The shield, which is formaldehyde free and has virtually no VOC’s, will promote a healthy mold-free environment for your residents. The product was even recently awarded a GREENGUARD certification in indoor air quality and was found to significantly reduce the natural formaldehyde emissions from raw framing lumber.
The need for a revolutionary wood coating is rooted in the fact that most of the lumber used in building today is new growth lumber, which is more susceptible to water, mold, fire and insects than old growth wood because it is more porous. The goal of Eco Red Shield is to provide a quality new growth lumber that will reduce the demand for timber because structures build with Eco Red Shield will last longer and will require less maintenance.
Eco Building Products also offers an Eco Blue Shield that protects from water, rot and termites. There is also a clear coat if your design calls for exposed natural wood. It is available both with and without fire protection. The video below shows how Eco Red Shield timber stands up to a flame versus untreated wood.