The Advantages of Fire Treated Wood
Advantages of Fire Treated Wood
- FRTW can be safely used in both interior (inclusive of humid interiors) and exterior builds.
- Expenditures may also decrease since there will be no need for a sprinkler system in some cases.
- The smoke impact is substantially reduced when fire treated wood is ignited.
- The chemicals used in the process are water-based and non-toxic.
- Fire treated wood maintains its structural integrity at higher temperatures than steel.
- Fire Retardant Treated Wood further reduces the speed of combustion by reducing flame travel rate.
- The costs of FRTW are similar to pre-stained lumber.
- The treatment lasts as long as the building.
- Working with this treated wood allows for greater flexibility in designing a building for the architects in possible fire hazard zones.
- Typical end uses encompass a variety of possiblities: roofing shingles, roof construction, internal wall and ceiling linings, and even scaffolding.
- FRTW is manufactured in Canada with the utmost of integrity. Therefore, manufacturers are fully supportive of the product.
- FRTW offers job site convenience in that the wood can be crosscut to length and drilled for holes after treatment, without a loss of its effectiveness.
- The treatment is not considered hazardous so there need not be any further safeguards taken when working with the material other than the usual dust masks and eye goggle protection.
- A home or building constructed using fire retardant treated wood will hold its resale value.
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