• Roofing plywood

  • Plywood walls

  • Plywood flooring

  • Vehicle soundproofing

  • Plywood for commercial vehicles

  • Plywood for concrete formwork

  • Trailer flooring

  • Plywood for buses

  • Bus flooring

  • Plywood for trains

  • Train flooring

  • Plywood for vans

  • Van flooring

Spruce WeatherGuard

Metsä Wood Spruce WeatherGuard

Moisture resistant plywood for construction protection

Metsä Wood Spruce WeatherGuard is a moisture resistant plywood, which means that it is a spruce plywood panel with a hydrophobic surface. The surface of the moisture resistant plywood rejects rainwater and therefore reduces the amount of water absorbed by the panel during construction work. At the same time the surface allows the moisture resistant plywood panel to breathe and water vapour to move freely.

During construction, it is common for building materials to get wet because of rain, and reasonable amounts of wetness can be expected during a typical construction. It is essential to allow wood-based components to dry before the components are fitted into the final structure. Otherwise moisture can lead to mould growth. Good construction site planning takes protection from the rain into account, and protects all moisture-sensitive building materials.

The colour of WeatherGuard treatment is transparent. The surface can be further treated with paints, lacquers, varnishes and protection treatments applicable on Wood products. The compatibility of the surface treatment is recommended to be confirmed from the supplier. Also carpets, linoleum, tiles etc. can be glued to the surface.

Tested performance of the moisture resistant plywood

During field tests in typical construction site settings, full size moisture resistant plywood panels of Spruce WeatherGuard were placed horizontally to simulate roof and/or floor structures. The 72-hour test demonstrated that Spruce WeatherGuard moisture resistant plywood panels absorbed only half of the amount of water compared to untreated spruce plywood. Due to the lower moisture content of Spruce WeatherGuard also the needed drying period is shorter. In the tests the difference of the drying period duration was 48 hours.

Spruce WeatherGuard - Moisture resistant plywood

​Weathering test: Moisture test – horizontal samples

Spruce WeatherGuard moisture uptake diagram 

Water absorption of Spruce WeatherGuard and untreated spruce plywood measured by Metsä Wood.

​Weathering test: Drying test – horizontal samples

Spruce WeatherGuard drying time diagram

Drying time of Spruce WeatherGuard and untreated spruce plywood measured by Metsä Wood.

      

​Metsä Wood Spruce's major advantages

There are several advantageous properties in softwood playwood panel products making them the quality solution for your project,