After Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation stepped in and rebuilt 100 homes that were designed to be energy-efficient and eco-friendly. Unfortunately, some of the wood products, specifically TimberSIL, used during the construction of the houses is now rotting.
TimberSIL, is touted as an innovative glass-infused wood by the manufacturer, and was used on outdoor steps and front porches of houses in the Lower 9th Ward, the New Orleans Advocate reported. Although the wood was guaranteed for 40 years, it has already begun rotting, a Make It Right spokeswoman told the New Orleans Advocate. More TimberSIL Wood Products Rotting, Despite 40 Year Guarantee