Mold infestations in homes and commercial buildings can cause severe health problems for the occupants—not to mention the substantial costs involved in rectifying construction problems. Mold can even drop your home’s market value, making it all the more difficult to sell or rent.
While there are several ways you can prevent and reduce moisture in homes, residents are now looking for a more sustainable and long-lasting solution for mold prevention, such as mold-resistant building materials.
Mold-resistant building materials are beginning to appear more and more on the market with construction materials made from advanced MgSO4 chloride-free sulfate technology leading the charts.
MgO Boards: New Alternatives to Traditional Building Materials
Typically, building materials grab moisture from surrounding areas and hold on to it. This can either be due to a high humidity environment or due to pipe leaks or roof leaks that moisten the wall cavities. In any case, buildings are water-damaged, and owners end up paying the price.
Magnesium Oxide wallboards and SIP systems are emerging as a better, safer and more environmentally friendly way to build. This new approach provides fire, mold, and mildew resistance with materials that can be fabricated and installed at a much faster rate compared to traditional construction materials.
Characterized As “Green Building Materials”
One of the best aspects of MgO boards is that they don’t contain toxic materials, inorganic solvents, asbestos, or heavy metals of any kind, thereby making them a green building solution.
What’s more, these MgO building materials keep the occupants safe since they provide high moisture-resistance. This ensures that there’s no mold growth in the building, making them ideal for wet and humid climates.
MgO Boards’ ability to withstand impact, in addition to their strong and tough exterior also makes them perfect for regions that are prone to hurricanes.
The beauty of MgO SIP panels is that they can be used in both interiors and exteriors of buildings and houses. Insect prevention, fire-resistance, high strength and durability, thermal insulation, and sound insulation are some of the many characteristics of MgO panels.
Additionally, they’re designed to give facilities extra level of protection as they can withstand temperatures between 800℃ to 1200℃ consistently for 240 minutes—classifying them as building materials with the best fire-rated performance.
Get in touch with one of their representatives today for more information on how you, too, can ensure outstanding building performance.