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Installing mold-resistant paneling in sunroom

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11-19-13, 09:40 AM   #1  
Installing mold-resistant paneling in sunroom

We had to tear out the paneling and baseboards in our sunroom when we discovered mold on the backs of the panels (previous owners had an issue with the yard flooding and installed drains to prevent it happening again). It was suggested we use PVC wainscoting instead of the beadboard panels that had been in the room, as well as PVC baseboards. I checked them out yesterday at Lowe's and wasn't super impressed with the price or the feel, but we're willing to go that route if there is no other option. Any suggestions for other ways to panel the room? We are essentially looking to cover up the lower plexiglass windows, as they show insulation and the back of the siding.

The room currently looks like this:

It did look like this:

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12-18-13, 08:37 PM   #2  
I've used ExtiraŽ Treated Exterior Panels : Product Line on exposed areas with good results. From the factory it is a flat sheet. But can be made into wainscoting with common wood working tools. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbie_zvxq4E Good luck

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12-19-13, 05:27 AM   #3  
What's been done outside to stop the yard from flooding?
Drains inside the room are going to do no good if the yards still flooding.
I'd get rid of that fiberglass insulation and use blue foam instead.
If there's still a danger of that room being effected by moisture then stick with the PVC options.
Some other options may be vertical beaded vinyl siding, or soffit material.
Soffit - Vinyl Siding & Polymer Shakes - CertainTeed

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