Ways to protect wood from fire

You can lose a country house or cottage in a matter of minutes, if you do not take measures in advance to fire protection of the building. In other words, it is necessary to carry out surface treatment of wooden structures and install a fire alarm..

Fire retardant wood processing is carried out in two ways:

impregnation of wood with refractory compounds;

surface treatment with fire retardant paints or pastes.

The first type of fire retardant materials is used for treating wood surfaces that are visible. The point is in the properties of these impregnations, they preserve the appearance and texture of wood. Fire retardant impregnations can be diluted with plain water or solvent — it depends on their brands. Impregnations are applied with a spray gun or brush, the depth of its penetration depends on the type of wood and the type of liquid. The instructions for use indicate the drying time.

The second type of materials is used when processing hidden structural elements of a house, for example, a roof. Some of the coatings look like paint and are applied with a spray gun or brush. Manufacturers produce coatings in different colors. The coatings are in the form of pastes, similar in appearance to plaster, and are applied with a spatula. All manufactured impregnations and coatings must undergo compulsory certification and have conclusions from the sanitary inspection authorities permitting their use in residential premises..

The fire alarm is installed by a specialized organization, after conducting an appropriate survey and drawing up a working draft.

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