The use of fire rated framing and plywood in a home can make the difference between damage to a room and loss of the home or even the difference between some property damage and injury or loss of life. The reduced spread of flames and reduced smoke development allows extra time for safe exit of the family and arrival of firefighters to limit the damage. With the availability of fire rated wood products the question is not if the home can afford fire rated wood but rather: Can you afford not to use fire rated wood?
- Pyro-Guard® treated wood is difficult to ignite.
- Significantly slows the spread of flames
- Significantly reduces smoke development
- Pyro-Guard® resists damage by decay and insects.
- Pyro-Guard® wood is kiln dried after treatment and requires no special fasteners or special tools, installs exactly the same as untreated wood.
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In the year 2015, more than 365,000 home fires were reported with over 11,000 injuries, 2,650 home fire deaths and over $7 billion in damages. Many of the injuries, deaths, and damages could have been avoided or limited by the use of fire rated construction materials.