Fireproofing and flame-retardant products

What is fireproofing?

The goal of fireproofing is to protect, control or delay the combustion of flammable materials during a fire. This product is more commonly used in commercial, industrial or institutional buildings.
Fireproofing and flame-retardant products

In residential applications, fireproofing is used mainly to cover polyurethane spray foam or any other form of insulation or polystyrene and thus provide a fire resistance of 10 minutes as required by the National Building Code. The fireproofing material will be applied mainly on walls and in crawl spaces, delaying the combustion of flammable materials during a fire.

How can fireproofing protect my property?

For example, a structure made of steel which is not protected by fireproofing can lose at least half of its resistance when exposed to extreme heat caused by a fire. This could cause a collapse of the structure and therefore the entire building. Proper fireproofing executed by a team of experts will protect the structural integrity of the building and limit the damages.

The advantages of fire insulation

There are many advantages to fire insulation. In addition to limiting the damage caused to a home during a fire, it can have a positive impact on a homeowner's home insurance costs. Fire insulation also acts as a thermal insulator while providing some soundproofing, making it an attractive and profitable investment over the long term. This type of insulation is also highly durable.

Fireproofing: an Isolation Multi-Services expertise

The experts at Isolation Multi-Services have many years of experience in fireproofing commercial buildings and residential properties. Our expertise allows us to bring you a wide range of flame retardant materials. Trust the experts at Isolation Multi-Services for your fireproofing project in the greater Montreal area.

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Fireproof Painting: DC 315

15 Minute Thermal & Ignition Barrier on Spray Polyurethane Foam

applied over Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF), is an Alternative Barrier System in “Section 2603.9 Special Approval” as a thermal barrier. To be approved as an Alternative Barrier System, DC 315 is applied over a manufacturer’s SPF and tested to the criteria of an NFPA 286, UL 1715, UL 1040, or FM 4880 for duration of 15 minutes by an accredited fire testing facility. Products that pass an ignition barrier tested under AC 377 Appendix X are not appropriate alternative thermal barriers and cannot be used. Depending on your particular application, either ignition or thermal barriers are required by the International Building Code (IBC).





Cement based fireproofing: CAFCO Blaze-Shield II

CAFCO Blaze-Shield II is the only inorganic product that can be used on the outside of a building during its construction under extreme weather conditions. Furthermore, in addition to its efficiency of application, it provides thermal and acoustic properties. Made of Portland1 cement, it is applied directly on the coating of steel beams and columns or on concrete surfaces that must be concealed during an extended construction period. This product has a high content of recycled building materials and offers excellent durability. Since it requires no pre-mixing, the labor costs for installation are reduced, making Blaze-Shield II the most economical flame retardant in its class.