Mold in Today's Homes:
Building science and construction methods have changed over the last 10-15 years. Architects and builders now
make a concerted effort to tighten-up wall design by reducing airflow, both in the design of the system and the type of insulation
used. Does that mean that today's homes are more susceptible to mold? NO.
Fortunately, the vast majority of molds are harmless to humans and pets. However, certain molds can damage
building structures by literally destroying wood building components through decay.
Control Moisture, Control Mold:
Management: Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation spreads it out & dries it out
The superior moisture management properties of Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation actually make it a better
choice than traditional insulation for managing moisture problems. Nu-Wool absorbs moisture, redistributes it and lets
a wall dry in a controlled manner.
Accordingly, it is
very important that walls are able to dry out when they do become wet. Because of its excellent moisture management
properties, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation helps walls dry out faster.
Nu-Wool's Mold Protection:
Cellulose Insulation is one of the few insulation products that contains a mold-fighting fungicide registered by the Environmental
Protection Agency. Registration is achieved only after rigorous testing to ensure that the borate-based fungicide makes
Nu-Wool Insulation resistant to the growth of mold, even when exposed th conditions favorable to mold growth.
Under federal law, a claim of mold resistance can only be made by a product registered
with the EPA as a fungicide, or by a product which contains a fungicide registered with the EPA for use in that product.
Very few insulation products meet those requirements, but Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation does.