CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Viance LLC, a manufacturer of advanced wood protection technologies, has clarified and enhanced its existing Lifetime Limited warranties for residential preservatives, to highlight the acceptable use of above ground treated wood products based on recent changes to the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) standards.
New warranty enhancements include slight variations of the following statement:
“Viance warranty coverage includes Above Ground treated wood framing members that are critical to the safety and performance of the structure, including joists and beams.”
“The additional language on our warranty demonstrates the confidence that Viance has in the AWPA, and its standards setting process for treated wood” said Tim Schrader, Director of Sales and Marketing. “The recent modifications to the standards language has created confusion in the marketplace with builders, retailers and code officials. Our warranty coverage and warranty exclusions generally have not changed for some time and we strongly believe that wood treated to the AWPA’s Above Ground (UC3B) standard and used appropriately, will perform.”