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SillBor® wood has been pressure-impregnated with a borate (SBX) preservative which makes the wood resistant to attack by insects and fungal decay. It is suitable for interior and weather-shielded applications. Learn more about SillBor® Borate-Treated Wood advantages.
Specify SillBor® borate pressure-treated wood for areas that are not subject to direct contact with water. It is an ideal building material where borate leaching is unlikely except during the initial period of construction.
Offering a host of environmental benefits, SillBor wood is listed in the GreenSpec® directory of environmentally preferable products. See Treated Wood Council’s Life Cycle Assessment comparing borate-treated framing with galvanized steel framing.
SillBor wood protects against:
Termites — The southern US is an ideal habitat for subterranean termites. Now there is the added threat of the Formosan termite. This voracious species poses an even greater problem because of its huge colonies and destructive appetite. Many homeowners have found that, against some termites, standard soil treatment alone is an inadequate defense.
Rot & Decay — The fungi that cause wood rot exist throughout the US. SillBor® wood provides protection for the home’s sill plate and other interior uses.
Cockroaches and other pests — A laboratory study reported in the Forest Products Journal found only one of 60 cockroaches alive after 28 weeks exposure to borate-treated wood. In control enclosures with untreated wood, the cockroach population increased from 60 to 201. The authors conclude “The results suggested that borate pressure-treated lumber may provide control of cockroaches in the immediate vicinity.”
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