Through the introduction of the FortiCel Mold Prevention System, CertainTeed Corp. is providing building professionals and homeowners with long-term protection against mold growth. Backed by a 25-year warranty, FortiCel is a topical spray-on application that can be used on virtually all interior construction surfaces, including dimensional lumber, steel studs, concrete, and floor joists.
“Protection against mold growth is paramount to healthy, long-lasting homes and buildings, and FortiCel offers the industry’s strongest defense against the degrading effects as well as costs associated with mold,” says Paul Valle, president of CertainTeed Insulation. “FortiCel helps to improve the indoor air quality of a home, provides peace of mind to builders with a mold-free warranty, and equips contractors a value-added service they can offer to their customers.”
Through a proprietary coating technology, FortiCel provides a finished surface on all building components that will prevent any growth from taking place. Once applied, FortiCel will dry in 20 minutes to an hour and will not wash off or degrade. The coating is virtually permanent and is backed by a 25-year, fully transferable, full-remediation warranty. FortiCel achieves the highest rating when tested in accordance with ASTM D3273-94 specification regarding mold growth on lumber.