Fire Treated Lumber
When you hear the words “fire” and “lumber” in the same sentence, you may not think that it’s a good thing.
But when it comes to fire treated lumber, it’s actually a great thing.
Read on to learn more about this unique building material and how you can incorporate it into your next Kansas City construction project.
What is Fire Treated Lumber?
Treated lumber is a type of wood that has been treated with certain varieties of chemicals. Why? Because treating the wood in this way helps it to be preserved, and ultimately, last longer than untreated or natural wood.
Treated lumber is a popular choice for many homeowners, especially when it comes to home construction, renovations, and remodels.
What is Fire Treated Lumber?
Fire treated lumber, also known as fire retardant lumber, is a type of wood that has been treated by chemicals to help slow down the process of a fire. This product can help limit the ignition of a fire in the first place and help keep it from growing too quickly if flames do happen.
It’s not magic, but it’s pretty close.
Benefits of Fire Treated Lumber
There are many practical benefits to choosing fire treated lumber. Here are just three of our favorite:
- Improved Safety: The treatment on this lumber helps delay the spreading of smoke and fire, which keeps the building itself safer—and most importantly, the people inside.
- Great Long-Term Value: Not only does the delaying of damage help cut down on costly building repairs, but using fire treated wood can even lower insurance rates.
- Accessible Options: Fire treated wood comes in just about any size for both interior and exterior building projects.
Fire Treated Lumber Available in Kansas City
Here at McCray Lumber & Millwork, we’re proud to stock a wide range of fire treated lumber for the Kansas City area, including:
Pyro-Guard® Fire Treated Lumber
Pyro-Guard is a type of interior fire treated lumber that provides permanent, thorough protection. If a fire happens, a chemical reaction occurs on the lumber that helps insulate it against further damage. Now that is science at its finest.
And we’re not just saying that, either. Pyro-Guard has been tested for strength after prolonged exposure to elevated temperatures and moisture. Not to mention, one of the best parts of this material is that it doesn’t require any special skills or tools to install.
Koppers FlamePRO® Fire Retardant Treated Wood
A revolutionary treated lumber, the FlamePRO brand of fire retardant lumber and plywood helps reduce the speed of spreading flames and even the development of smoke in enclosed, structural settings.
FlamePRO is also based on the American Wood Protection Association P50 Standard for fire retardants while meeting the requirements for FRTW listed in the International Code Council Acceptance Criteria ICC AC66 conforming with the International Residential and the International Building Codes (IRC & IBC).
That’s a lot of technical jargon, so trust us when we say that’s a good thing.
Ready to find the right fire treated lumber for your Kansas City project?