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1Removing Ice and Snow from AdvanTech®
During winter months, snow and ice may accumulate on AdvanTech panels. Although this may present a safety hazard, snow and ice will not normally affect the structural integrity of the panels. Once the ice and snow have melted and the building closed in, it is important to ensure the panels have completely dried prior to finish floor installation. Ice and snow can safely be removed from AdvanTech flooring with 3 different products.
2Applying Coatings to AdvanTech®
The surface of AdvanTech® flooring is an excellent substrate for a variety of coatings including oil based primer/paint combination, polyurethanes, and epoxy coatings. AdvanTech flooring is not intended for permanent exposure to the weather and the coatings discussed here will not offer sufficient protection from permanent exposure.
3Removing Standing Water from AdvanTech®
AdvanTech® flooring is a water resistant, dimensionally stable engineered strand product that was designed to withstand exposure to moisture during normal construction delays. In some areas, frequent and lengthy rain storms result in standing water on the floor systems of buildings under construction.
Huber Engineered Wood sheathing and subfloor products can not be used in applications where an Exterior rated panel is required. AdvanTech®, ZIP System® and Huber BlueTM branded wood structural panels have an Exposure 1 bond classification as defined under the Voluntary Product Standard PS 2-04, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels.
5Identifying and Correcting Squeaks in a Wood Subfloor
Floor squeaks generally are caused by two pieces of wood rubbing against each other, or by the wood rubbing against a fastener.
6Understanding Low Emissions and Formaldehyde
AdvanTech® and ZIP System® panels are manufactured in accordance with the product standard, PS2, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels. Products manufactured by Huber Engineered Woods do NOT contain any urea formaldehyde.
The following are different characteristics of wood.
8Removing Mold and Mildew from AdvanTech®
Mold and Mildew will grow on untreated wood products given the proper conditions. Mold and mildew have four basic requirements to initiate and sustain growth: suitable temperature, access to oxygen, a food source and moisture.
9AdvanTech® Subflooring in a Roof Application
AdvanTech® flooring can be used as roof sheathing. Roof applications are generally designed using more liberal deflection criteria than floors (i.e., L/240 deflection criteria for roof live loads vs. L/360 or tighter deflection criteria for residential floor live loads). If AdvanTech flooring is used in a roof application the L/240 deflection criteria is generally acceptable.