Building Materials that are Fire Resistant
If you are planning to remodel your home or build a new one, you may want to consider using fire resistant materials. While no material is truly fireproof, some materials take a longer time to be affected by fire, giving you more time to escape and extinguish the fire. Here are a few materials to consider.
Double-paned windows. When glass is exposed to heat, it can become overheated and shatter. Double paned windows provide extra protection against the heat, and take a much longer time to break in the event of aa fire. As a bonus, they’re much more energy efficient than single paned windows.
Concrete. Fire takes a long time to affect concrete, and the material can actually slow the spread of fire. If possible, it’s a great option to consider for the outside structure and framing of your home.
Brick. Since bricks are made in a kiln, they are very fire resistant and can withstand high temperatures. They are typically used for chimneys, fireplaces, and as an exterior home material to protect your home from fires.
Stucco. Stucco can make for a great, fire resistant exterior home finish. If you can’y use stucco on the entire exterior of your home, it can be used to coat roof eaves to make them fire resistant.
If you are considering a remodel, don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll work with you to help you choose the best materials and design for your home.