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Problems Associated with Traditional Building Structures.

Magnum Board® greatly assists against or eliminates the following:

Mould and Fungus:
Mold not only brings the obvious health risks both immediate and long-term, also musty odours, material breakdown and costly and potentially ongoing repairs.  Anywhere where we live and work we generate moisture. Kitchens, bathrooms, pool rooms etc. are particularly vulnerable to moisture damage, mould and rot. Research in the USA shows more than $25B is spent annually on mold replacement materials and an additional $25b annually in healthcare costs associated with mold and mildew.

Fire:
Traditional structures burn rapidly.  In most cases the fire fighters arrive in the hope of preventing spread of fire to neighbouring property.  The fire victim often loses all or most personal effects, sometimes irreplaceable heirlooms. In extreme cases LOSS of LIFE.  The results of fire can be very traumatic, heartbreaking, devastating and disruptive.

Enormous costs:
Fires have an enormous social and economic cost. According to a recent study by the Institute for Research in Construction, the estimated total annual cost of fires in Canada is more than $11 billion, including close to $3 billion in losses.
Before buying a building, check what fire protection systems it has. The amount of protection depends on two main variables:

  • Fire resistance of material; ( Magnum Board® is proven to be non-combustible)
  • Presence and layout of fire-fighting equipment.

Indoor Pollution:
Off-gassing by materials used in new construction can be problematic for hyper-sensitive and allergy prone individuals.  We do not fully understand health implications associated with materials used in modern construction. OSB and Plywood are held together by glues which contain formaldehyde.  Formaldehyde off-gases under temperature fluctuations. Formaldehyde is TOXIC and a probable cancer agent.  It is also found in insulation and some carpet products. (See excerpt from Wikipedia below).

Drywall:
Let’s face it folks, drywall is a pain! It’s fragile, damages easily, requires constant spackle and paint repairs, is messy and the dust gets into everything.  Drywall is wasteful – approximately 20% waste plus dumping fees. Drywall is EXTREMELY MESSY, requires LENGTHY drying time.  This can impact on construction financing if it carries over into another month.  Many contractors would replace drywall if they could. The difference between Magnum Board® and gypsum is generally gypsum takes long to finish and the process is very messy, time consuming and expensive.  Magnum Board® only requires the seams and fastener holes be finished and that is quick and easy to do.  You can achieve a level 5 wall finish with little effort and quickly.  The installed cost is much lower than using gypsum.

Drywall is NOT GREEN and rapidly grows and feeds mould. It is environmentally unfriendly, messy and dusty.

Impact Damage:
Surfaces like drywall are vulnerable to impact damage and require constant maintenance and sometimes panel replacement as a result of impact.  Up to now solutions to impact damage have been expensive and relatively ineffective.  This is inconvenient, messy, and disruptive, not to mention money wasted and lost to an inferior product like drywall. High traffic environments like schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants etc. suffer damage to drywall: holes in the walls, water damage and toxic materials used.

Water Damage:
Drywall needs to be replaced as it does not dry when wet and becomes structurally compromised. Will in most cases grow mould and has to be removed and replaced in medical environments after it gets wet. This shuts the affected area down during remediation and causes inconvenience and expense.

De-lamination, Warping and Rot:
When OSB (pressed Board), Plywood and wood are subjected to the elements, they suffer breakdown and loss of structural integrity in one form or another.  These materials require constant maintenance (loss of time and money). Lengthy exposure to moisture causes de-lamination, warping, mould and rot both inside and outside. Exposure to direct sunlight or heat and temperature fluctuations freezing/thawing causes de-lamination, splintering and warping.
Cement board is made in layers and also delaminates. For example if you screw it into a structure, over time, the layers bubble around the screw or nail and the wall puffs out making it unsightly. For example: Warping of underlying roofing or floor panels can cause leaks and extensive damage in buildings.

Salt:
Winter temperature fluctuations, freezing/thawing and chemicals such as ice melt and salt can damage buildings and surfaces.  This means constant maintenance.

Insects:
Insects such as ants, termites and certain beetles feed on wood and sometimes even nest in it.  This requires expense, vigilance, maintenance, use of control toxins which are potentially harmful to children and domestic animals.

If these problems are not spotted and dealt with early, they can cause severe loss which may not be covered by insurance or warranty.

Rodents:
Rodents cause damage, bring disease and also require use of toxic chemicals, expense and time to control.  These chemicals also pose risk to children and domestic animals as well as non-target wildlife.

Noise Pollution:
This is especially pronounced in multi unit environments such as schools, apartments, offices and mixed use environments.  Solutions are complex and expensive.

Formaldehyde (from wikipedia):
Formaldehyde is a common building block for the synthesis of more complex compounds and materials.
Formaldehyde is classified as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that there is "sufficient evidence" that occupational exposure to formaldehyde causes nasopharyngeal cancer in humans.

For more information regarding this material we’ve all been waiting for, please contact:
Email: info@magnumwc.com