Fire claims many homes each year especially in areas with wildfires.
After a wildfire passes through an area some homes survive and others do not. What can you do to increase the safety of your home?
HOW DO WILDFIRES SPREAD?
The spread of a fire is combination the moving flame and wind blowing the embers which can blow as far as two miles. Buildings and homes can catch fire when part of the building igniting from contact with embers, radiant heat, or direct flame. If embers blow near your home, they can easily ignite landscape, lawn furniture, roof, deck, or porch.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOUR HOME?
It is quite common for embers enter your home or attic through a vent or open window. When embers enter the home or attic, they easily ignite the contents of the house and burn your home from the inside out.
Wildfire resilience is more than having a metal roof or stucco siding, homes have an increased chance to survive wildfire through attention to details and maintenance following the following preventative measures:
- Landscape selection, placement, and maintenance, and management of combustible materials on the property
- Use of fire and ember resistant construction materials, with careful attention to installation details and maintenance.
DEEP ENERGY SOLUTIONS CERAMIC INSULATION COATING
In addition to Thermal Heat Reduction, ACS CIC 4.0 is a Fire-Resistant Coating at application thickness as low as 8 mil. (100 sq. ft./gal)
Designed to be applied to almost any substrate, ACS CIC 4.0 will protect wood, siding, roofing and more.
Areas to be considered should be:
- Interior Attic Space
ACS CIC 4.0 is Class A Fire Rated:
- Flame Spread = 5
- Smoke Developed = 10
Class A Fire Rated according to ASTM E84-11c*. To be Class A fire rate a coating must limit flame spread to less than 25 feet and develop smoke of less than 450.
Used on ships where leaving the building is not an option, the very little smoke makes an area safer, low flame spread limits combustion and burning.
*ASTM E84-11c is also comparable to UL 723, ANSI/NFPA No. 255, and UBC No. 8-1