Travis West is the president of Building Air Quality
Inc., a Houston-based indoor air quality consulting
firm. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or toll-free at 866-367-1177 or visit http://www.baq1.com/
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The product mentioned here is
a paperless wallboard called Dens Armor
Plus made by Georgia Pacific and is available at retail
and commercial outlets across the country. The paper
facers traditionally used to make wallboard and the
starches that bind the paper to the gypsum can be a
problem when they become wet. Traditional wallboard
will often need to be ripped out after a storm event
due to the development of mold and the deterioration
of the wallboard. Replacement of damaged paper faced
wallboard with a paperless moisture resistant wallboard
product in storm prone areas and high humid environments
is an ideal solution.
Georgia Pacific has brought the
proven technology of Dens Glass Gold exterior sheathing
inside with a paperless wallboard that instead of paper
facers has fiberglass mat facers. Mold eats paper, so
logically in storm prone areas it is logical to no longer
line walls and wall cavities with paper that mold eats.
More info on this product is available at www.stopfeedingmold.com
or www.gp.com/build .
We certainly appreciate Mr. West
mentioning our products.
Georgia Pacific Gypsum