Eco Blue Shield

Credit: Eco Building Products

What makes this product green?

  • Reduces pesticide treatments
  • Durable or low-maintenance

Description

Eco Building Products protect framing lumber, trusses, and sheathingMaterial, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), but sometimes wooden boards, installed on the exterior of wall studs, rafters, or roof trusses; siding or roofing installed on the sheathing—sometimes over strapping to create a rainscreen. components against mold, rot, fungus, and wood-destroying insects using the company’s water-repellent, vapor-permeable, mold-resistant treatment. The company uses a borateBoron-containing chemical that provides fire resistance to materials such as cellulose insulation and provides decay and termite resistance to wood products. Borate is derived from the mineral borax and is benign, compared with most other wood treatments. DOT (Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate) wood preservative that is sealed into the wood by a polymer in its Eco Blue Shield, Eco Red Shield, and Eco Clear Shield products. Appropriate in climates where houses are normally framed with treated wood for termite and mold protection, these products are not intended for ground contact or exterior applications unless protected by paint, stain, or sealer. Eco Blue Shield is dyed blue and Eco Red Shield comes impregnated with a low-toxicity ammonium phosphate flame retardant and is GreenGuardThird-party certification program that identifies building products and materials which produce relatively low levels of emissions. GreenGuard is administered by the nonprofit GreenGuard Environmental Institute (GEI). Other GEI programs include the Children & Schools standard, which addresses emission standards for educational facilities, and the GreenGuard for Building Construction Program, a mold risk-reduction program that certifies the design, construction, and ongoing operations of new multifamily and commercial properties. Children & Schools certified. Eco Clear Shield has no colorants but like all of these products, should be disposed of properly at the end of its service live. Eco Building Products come with a 10-year warranty.

Manufacturer Information

Eco Building Products
909 West Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083
Phone: 760-732-5826
Fax: 760-732-5845
Toll-free: 877-732-6258
www.ecob.net

Listed in: Preserved-Wood Framing Lumber, Preserved-Wood Sheathing Panels, Wood Trusses