Fire can wipe out a business or worse, a family, in an instant.
Build with third-generation, fire-retardant Pyro-Guard lumber and plywood
and build both a strong new structure, and customer confidence.
To men and women of lumber like us, fire is a natural enemy. It can destroy not only structures and homes, but lives and families as well. To help combat this, we proudly offer Hoover’s Pyro-Guard treated wood.
Pyro-Guard is pressure impregnated deep into the wood to provide permanent protection, unlike coatings, which only provide superficial protection.
When Pyro-Guard treated wood is exposed to fire, non-combustible gas and water vapor are produced, and a layer of protective char forms, which hinders combustion and insulates the wood against further damage.
Pyro-Guard interior fire-retardant treated wood has a low rate of fuel contribution and heat release, and it maintains structural integrity longer than other building materials such as steel. Consequently, fire damages and repair costs are minimized, resulting in reduced insurance rates.
- Construction with Pyro-Guard treated wood requires no special tools or skills.
- Pyro-Guard trusses and roof decks often qualify a masonry wall building as “non-combustible” for insurance purposes.
- Pyro-Guard can often be substituted for non-combustible materials without affecting building classification.
- Use of Pyro-Guard wood partitions instead of untreated partitions often allows for an increase in square footage and lower insurance rates.
- The use of Pyro-Guard wood roof decking is usually accepted in lieu of parapet walls in multi-family dwellings.
- Even when sprinklers are mandatory, the use of Pyro-Guard can further reduce fire insurance rates.
- Pyro-Guard is commonly accepted by building codes for partition walls, store fronts, fixtures and roof construction in shopping centers.
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