'Ta 'Ta Termites and Mold

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Managing Real Estate Broker with San Diego Previews Real Estate CA BRE# 01101958

Blu_houseWhat if there were a wood treatment that not only disgusted termites, but repelled mold and fungus as well? This dream is now a reality-at least for those fortunate custom home builders and remodelers who are able to demand their choice in wood.

Though it makes for colorful  framing, Bluwood has captured the interest of homeowners who wish to avoid the hazards of mold and the hassles of termites.

 Manufactured by WoodSmart Solutions, the BluWood product is the result of natural wood being treated with a proprietary blue chemical solution that offers a lifetime limited and transferable warranty against "contaminated or structural damage caused by mold fungus growth on the cured surface of the film, rot fungi or wood ingesting insects (including subterranean or Famosan termites) or carpenter ants, due to failure of Bluwood's two-part system...."

Though currently used primarily in the luxury and custom home market, this product would seem to be an ideal solution for building in mold-prone areas like New Orleans, Houston, Florida and other high-humidity areas.  Water leaks, though, can cause mold problems just about anywhere-including my own perfect hometown.

Termites, though? They are just about everywhere- including arid San Diego. And as I consider the possibilities of and benefits of "going blue,"  I am considering rebuilding our infected patio cover with BluWood.

And I guess the perfect home of tomorrow will be not only green, but blue as well!

 

http://www.SanDiegoPreviews.com

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Leigh Brown
Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive - Charlotte, NC
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what interesting information!  i'm going to ask a few of our custom builders about this product.
Mar 12, 2007 07:12 AM #1
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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
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Never seen this in termite-prone Florida. For your patio cover, won't the blue still show rather than being covered by drywall??
Mar 12, 2007 07:15 AM #2
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
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Roberta, do you think that this blue stuff is better than Trex, TimberTech or CertainTeed?
Mar 12, 2007 12:01 PM #3
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Roberta Murphy
San Diego Previews Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
Leigh: I understand that builders in San Diego are already in queue for the product. Let us know what your builders say!

Sharon: It is an exterior cover and would be painted. I don't think there would be any bleed-through.

Gena: This is a product that coats the natural wood. I'm not sure how it competes with Trex, TimberTech or CertainTeed. It would likely be cheaper than these alternative materials for framing purposes.

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