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    More than 5% of all construction lumber in US is for replacing wood that has decayed

    From Wood-Destroying Fungi in Residential Construction by Stephen Smulski, Ph.D. Wood Science Specialists Inc. Shutesbury, Massachusetts

    "More than 5% of all construction lumber manufactured each year in the United States is used to replace wood that has decayed in service. This need not be the case. Damage to wood-frame buildings by mildew, mold, staining fungi, and decay fungi is entirely preventable. Their presence points to design flaws, poor workmanship, and neglected maintenance.

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