Insulation provides the means to regulate the temperature of any building, and is easily applied as spray foam. This material does the trick, but it also poses a strong potential fire hazard. With the popular growth of polyurethane spray foam, fireproofing has become just as essential to the process of insulation.
WHAT IS FIREPROOFING?
Fireproofing is a protective coating that is applied over spray foam in place of drywall. Our fireproofing service in Kitchener-Waterloo and the surrounding areas can be combined with our insulation installation services.
Usually bare spay foam insulation is coved in a thermal barrier like drywall, steel, particle board, or other material that doubles as fireproofing. If a fire happens to start in the building, a thermal barrier makes the extremely combustible spray foam less vulnerable to the flames, preventing your home from succumbing to a devastating fire.
HOW DOES A FIREPROOF COATING WORK?
At Reitzel Insulation we can utilize a fireproofing coating to cover bare insulation instead of structural solutions like drywall. This solution makes your insulation both resistant to fire and much more aesthetically pleasing. When the coating is exposed to fire, it bubbles and swells to protect the surface it is applied to. This product can only be used in crawl spaces, attics and exposed open wall areas that are not accessible or used as storage.
Just like all our other insulation services, we provide a rigorous clean-up process to ensure that the job site is returned to its original state.