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Few residential building codes require a class A fire rating. Yet some consumers want the additional peace of mind that fire retardant products can provide.
Always check with your local building codes. A Class Fire Rating is required for most commercial buildings. It is not generally required for residential buildings.
Fire-rated polyurethane foam products, unlike those coated with a fire retardant, have fire retardant properties throughout the beam.
In independent laboratory testing, once the ignition flame was removed, the fire-rated polyurethane foam did not continue to flame.
Flame Stop® II protects both exterior and interior woods. It's a water-based, post-treatment, interior/exterior fire retardant and wood preservative that penetrates the material and bonds with the cellular structure. This product penetrates the substrate and creates a self-extinguishing reaction when the treated material comes into contact with an open flame.
It is non-toxic, non-combustible, non-carcinogenic, and contains no PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), which are toxic to humans and the environment.
Fire retardant Flame Seal® coatings blister and bubble when touched by fire. This bubbling action functions as a buffer between our beams and the fire.
Flame Seal is a non-toxic, water-based, fire retardant coating that’s available on our Rustic, Raised Grain and Rough Sawn beams for added protection.
Faux wood beams are an easy, cost-effective way to dramatically improve the appearance of your home. Our faux wood beams provide classic architectural detail and warmth of genuine wood beams without the high cost or weight.
We have the largest selection of fake wood beams available. With 23 styles available as three sided or four sided beams, you can easily use them to conceal wiring, plumbing pipes, and more.
Using our matching corbels, fireplace mantels, vigas, rafter tails, decorative straps, etc., you can create a huge variety of designs. Made from rigid polyurethane, our beams provide maintenance-free good looks for any project in your home.