No to fungus!
No thanks to leaking roofs and bad indoor climate
There are many requirements that must be meet to achieve a healthy indoor climate. One of them is the choice of materials. SkanDek is composed of 100% inorganic material, which means it cannot break out rot or incurable molds in SkanDek elements.
Mold is a tiny fungus that grows on soil and plants in the wild. In Buildings can mold grow in many places, as long as there is damp or something to live. Mold fungus grows on dead material originally derived from plants and animals (organic material). Is such as:
- Chip on plywood sheets.
- The paper on the back of the gypsum board.
In the skanDek element, you cannot find any of the items mentioned above.
Tight constructions provide a reduction in energy consumption
Good ventilation in schools is necessary to ensure good air quality. Leaky constructions are difficult to ventilate, as the air come in and out of the building. That causes drafts and varying temperature fluctuations, which helps to increase the cost of heating costs of the school. Therefore, there are stricter requirements for construction airtightness. SkanDek element has a large area; wherein each element will cover up to 80 m2 in a lift. Working with such large surfaces will, things being equal providing significantly fewer joints, automatically obtain a significant reduction of “cracks” between the elements. Compared to other building materials, it will give a reduction of 20-30% of the joints.
The Building Code requirements for air tightness say at “the exchange of air through leaks in the building envelope may not exceed 1.5 l / S. m2 heated floor area, at a pressure test with 50Pa.
SkanDek has made pressure test trial (Blower Door Test), and with a SkanDek roof achieved great success. The entire test that has been carrying out is far below the allowable of 1.5 l / s per link. m2, which gives spillover effect on the overall economy.