How Helpful is Fireproofing?
Spray polyurethane foam is an effective fireproofing solution for buildings due to its ability to seal and insulate walls, providing a fire barrier that is effective at preventing the spread of fire.
Many builders recommend SPF because of its effective and tried-and-proven benefits for properties.
SPF installations are done efficiently by adhering the spray polyurethane foam to surfaces with a precision applicator. The foam rapidly expands to fill spaces between cracks and voids in the porous building materials. The spray polyurethane foam then bonds with the surface to create a fireproof layer that can slow down or possibly stop flames in their tracks.
Here are some more benefits you’ll get from fireproofing your property.
Drives Down Insurance Premiums
A building insurance policy protects the property against losses and damages caused by events such as fire, hail, wind, earthquakes, and vandalism. So, if your property is at a higher risk of fires, you’ll have to pay a higher premium regularly.
With SPF fireproofing, you can drive down insurance premiums easily because the materials reduce the likelihood of burning down your property entirely. Plus, it ensures the safety and security of your tenants.
Preserves Your Property’s Lifespan and Performance
The two main causes of building deterioration are termites and erosion. However, fires can cause immediate damage that can lead to sudden building demolition.
Natural building issues, like termites, can cause extensive damage to a building by eating away at the structure and unsealing it, but exterminators can deal with the damage once discovered. With fires, only fireproof materials can help slow its progress until firefighters can arrive and contain it.
Helps You Comply With Local Property Requirements
The Canadian Society of Fire Protection Engineers (CSFPE) has been issuing fire-resistant building codes since the 1970s. CSFPE’s Chapter 2 contains everything required to make properties safe during a fire by using fire-resistant materials. With SPF fireproofing, you can easily comply with their local property requirements with zero issues.
The Toronto Fire Code includes a wide range of rules and regulations that control the design, construction, use, and occupancy of buildings, and these comply with CSFPE’s requirements in Chapter 2.
Quick and Easy Fireproofing Applications
Fireproofing processes can take anywhere from five minutes to a few hours, depending on the number of material installation teams need to apply. SPF applicators can cover an entire building’s fireproofing zones within a month. Each application requires only 24-48 hours of curing before it hardens and becomes safe for tenants.
Guarantees Everyone’s Safety
You can get all the low insurance premium benefits and long-term performance from your buildings. However, you are also saving lives by investing in high-quality fireproofing materials, such as SPF.
Fireproof materials slow down fires, allowing tenants and anyone in the building to escape possibly unharmed. The fireproof room containing the fire can slow it down or stop it in its tracks until fire services arrive, ensuring the safety of everybody and the building itself.
You can always count on Ener Spray for your SPF applications because we’ve helped hundreds of properties in your immediate area to improve their fire safety. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.