Modwood fencing, being an environment-friendly fencing option, is becoming one of the most popular fencing choices in the Melbourne fencing industry.
What makes Modwood such a good fencing choice from an environmental point of view? Sustainability has been an important aspect of the production process and when choosing materials to make Modwood panels. It is made of recycled milk containers and non-virgin pine products. Note that only eco-reclaimed pine materials are used to make Modwood, and approximately 90% of the material content of the Modwood boards is either recycled or reclaimed.
Furthermore, Modwood boards, be it for fencing or decking purpose, are non-toxic as they do not contain any chemicals that could leach out to the surrounding environment. Thus, Modwood does a great job at recycling material and making it into a sturdy building material that otherwise would (most likely) end as a landfill.
Reasons to choose a Modwood fence
As mentioned at the beginning of this post, Modwood is an environment-friendly fencing option. However, there are other benefits to choosing this fencing style. Modwood fencing does not require painting, staining or oiling. It does not splinter, has a high degree of UV stability, is resistant to extreme weather, moisture and termites and is a low-maintenance fencing choice in Melbourne.
Moreover, Modwood fencing is GreenTag™ Certified, which indicates that a product is in the top 25% of its market category. GreenTag certification of ModWood indicates that the design and build communities can be assured of Modwood’s eco-benefits.
Common causes of mould
Mould likes dark and damp environments. Hence, if your fence is frequently in a shade and gets wet, it will be susceptible to growing mould. Wooden fences are most affected by the mould, however, Modwood also contains wood to a certain degree and thus can be affected by the mould when exposed to moisture or humidity.
The excess water vapor can penetrate the surface of the Modwood fencing and cause mould spores to grow. If your fencing is wet for a lengthy period, it will allow mould to grow.
Is there a reason to panic when you discover mould on your Modwood fence? Not yet. Mould colonies can develop in any outdoor area as this is a natural occurrence. It is typically due to air-borne spores landing in an environment that enables mould growth.
Cleaning the mould off your Modwood fencing
Applying a product called “Wet and Forget” can get the job done in most cases. It is a long-term and environmentally-friendly solution. If you are looking for a quick fix, this isn’t it as it takes several months before it establishes its full effect. For a quick fix, you can use the Deck Protect Composite Clean or SoSafe ESR pH Boosted. Note that you should always refer to the usage instructions on the package.
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