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The Effect of Moisture on Wall Sheathings

Some of the most commonly used wall sheathings include wooden panels, cement boards, and gypsum boards. These boards are widely used, but people often negate their effectiveness or durability in areas containing more moisture. Moisture can also be due to other factors rather than just the location.

In this blog, we’ll see some of the effects moisture has on these wall sheathings, and what’s the best alternative or solution to these problems.

Causes of Moisture

Living in an area with increased moisture is one of the main causes of moisture, but moisture levels can increase in your home due to some other reasons as well.

Gas heaters, showers, and cooking can all result in excess moisture in your home, especially if there isn’t proper ventilation in your house. Moisture can also seep in if there is a leakage and the home isn’t well insulated.

Effects of Moisture on Wall Sheathings

Bending or Cracking

If your wall sheathing is prone to absorbing moisture, it can bend over time, or crack. This can lead to serious damage and the walls getting weakened and is a potential hazard for you and your family. Bent or cracked wall sheathings will need to be replaced, and this can cost you a good amount of money.

Paintwork Damage

Oftentimes, the paintwork on the wall or the wall sheathings is ruined due to excess moisture. The paint starts scrubbing off, which looks awful.

Mold and other Fungi

Moisture encourages the growth of fungi in the walls, leading to its infestation. Other fungi also grow with the help of excess moisture. Mold is harmful to health and can have cause health problems if the affected wall sheathing is not removed.

A solution to These Problems: MgO Boards

MgO boards, or magnesium oxide boards, are wall sheathing and flooring boards that are made of mineral called magnesia. These boards are fire and water-resistant, which means they won’t bend or break in case of fires or won’t absorb moisture and bend or crack. These boards are made of synthetic material, which doesn’t allow any mold or other fungi to grow on them. These boards are also free of asbestos. This makes these boards way better for you and your family in terms of health, cost, and durability.

If you’re looking for premium quality MgO boards for your home, MagMatrix Boards is the perfect place for you. Weoffer fire-resistant Magnesium Oxide boards and panels that can be used as wall panels,subfloor panels, and structural sheathing panels. Contact us now to learn more.

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