Mold On Wood Structural Building Components

Research Report No.: 1807-01
Issue Date: August 27, 2018
Update Date: August 27, 2018

Issues involving mold on building materials, whether during construction or in completed and occupied structures, have gained media attention in recent years. Unfortunately, the emotion, with respect to both real and perceived health effects of mold-related situations, leads to actions that may not be grounded in sound science. This research report seeks to provide fact-based information about causes, effects, and mitigation of mold growth on lumber and wood structural building components.