What is Fireproofing?
Fireproofing is the process of protecting a structure from not only the damage fire causes but also from the fire spreading quickly. Fires are responsible for countless deaths and billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. alone every year. Fireproofing is a clever move for any property owner, and it is required for many multi-family, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Buildings and other structures developed entirely from metal or concrete require protection from fire. Find out more about Fireproofing and how it can secure your property and possibly save your life by contacting Sunlight Contractors.
Does Fireproofing Work?
In 2009 the National Institute of Standards and Innovation conducted research to determine if sprayed applications of fireproofing materials worked as predicted. The research revealed that the application of fire proofing materials not only protected and often saved buildings, they also provided a vast increase in survival rates for residents and employees with a time increase equal to 15X’s longer to escape a burning building than a building which had no fireproofing protection.
How Do You Fireproof A Structure?
Fireproofing materials can be rolled, brushed, or sprayed on your surfaces within your house or structure much like a paint is applied. The materials are used to cover steel or iron to keep it below the temperature level that causes weak point. It is also used to protect electrical circuits preventing overheating. The fire-resistant compound is also utilized to cover metal bridges and concrete tunnels and bank vaults. Trusted professionals use a non-asbestos spray applicated fireproofing material which is made from several typical substances, including Monokote MK-6, Cafco 300 and Cafco Blaze Shield. These materials are mixed with mica, plasters and other materials which accelerate the hardening process.
Why Choose Fireproofing Services From Sunlight Contractors of New Orleans?
“After meeting stringent requirements and the application process, Sunlight Contractors has been recognized as an applicator by Isolatek International to purchase and install Cafco commercial products. Isolatek International is the world’s leading manufacturer of a complete line of high quality commercial and industrial spray-applied fire resistive materials (SFRM), and the only manufacturer of dry mix SFRM. Their commitment to improving the quality and performance of their products is second to none.”
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