Barron Designs Inc. (dba FauxWoodBeams.com™) warrantees all Faux Products to withstand normal conditions for fifteen years. Barron Designs (dba FauxWoodBeams.com™) warrantees the Faux Products will not peel, crack, split, or rot.
Barron Designs (dba FauxWoodBeams.com™) warrantees against all manufacturer defects. (Barron Designs must be notified within 30 days of purchase if a manufacture defect was found). Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, hurricanes, tornados, improper installation, improper maintenance, acts of God, or use of products not approved by Barron Designs Inc shall not be covered under the warranty. Barron Designs Prefinished (Walnut) Faux Products (except Timber and Sandblasted Products) are stained with an exterior stain that contains a U.V. inhibitor. This prevents and/or slows down sun fading, but like anything left in the sun, some slight fading could occur. Barron Designs does not warranty against this sun fading.
When Barron Designs has determined that a Faux Product is defective, it will replace the product or a credit may be offered instead of replacement (at Barron Designs' discretion). Barron Designs' liability is limited to the cost of the defective product.
This warranty expressly excludes the following:
- Harmful chemicals
- Misuse or abuse
- Fire or flood
- Distorting and warping from excessive heat
- Mold and Mildew accumulation
- Damage from shipping and Handling
- Lightning, hurricane, tornado, windstorm, earthquake, or any other acts of god
- Animal or birds
- Color changes due to normal weathering including sunlight
- Falling objects or impact of foreign objects
- Damage from improper installation
- Our Polyurethane beams are non toxic.
- We do not use CFC's in our manufacturing process.
- We do not use Formaldehyde in our manufacturing process.
- Beams that made out of polyurethane do not admit toxic gasses or vapors.
- We are preventing trees from getting cut down.
- We use water (H20) based stains and finishes.
- Our sophisticated manufacturing machinery prevents waste material in manufacturing.
Why styrofoam beams (also called STYRENE or EPS foam) are bad for the environment?
Styrofoam is bad for the environment because it does not dissolve. It may stay in the land fill for over 400 years or more. Sometimes the Styrofoam can kill fish and animals in the ocean. The Styrofoam breaks down into little pieces and the wind carries it away to the sea. It floats on the surface of the water and the fish think that it is food so they eat it, this may cause sickness. The fish cannot digest the Styrofoam so they die. Styrofoam can also cause sickness for us. When you drink out of a Styrofoam cup, the Polystyrene (the molecule of Styrofoam) can remove from the cup and dissolve into the liquid that you drink. Even if you drink a small portion of the polystyrene, that can cause fatigue, down-syndrome and even cancer.
Each year Americans throw away 1,369 tons of Styrofoam products every day. The NYC school system alone throws away 150 million Styrofoam meal trays annually.
Styrofoam is a notorious pollutant that is very difficult to recycle due to its light weight and low scrap value. It is generally not accepted in curbside programs, is seldom able to be reused, takes up a considerable amount of space in landfills, and takes a very long time to fully decompose. Due to the physical properties of polystyrene, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that "such materials can have serious impacts on human health, wildlife, and the aquatic environment" because the product breaks down and can clog waterways or be mistaken for food by wildlife.
Why Styrofoam beams are bad for your health?
The International Agency for Research on Cancer lists styrene as a possible human carcinogen, though this conclusion is primarily based on studies of workers in styrene-related chemical plants. The Vallombrosa Consensus Statement on Environmental Contaminants and Human Fertility Compromise includes styrene on its list of contaminants of possible concern, noting that even weak estrogen mimics can combine with other such chemicals to have negative effects even when the chemicals are individually present at levels that would have no impact. On the positive side, a 2005 expert panel convened by the National Institutes of Health concluded that there is negligible concern for developmental toxicity in embryos and babies.
Studies suggest that styrene mimics estrogen in the body and can therefore disrupt normal hormone functions, possibly contributing to thyroid problems, menstrual irregularities, and other hormone-related problems, as well as breast cancer and prostate cancer. The estrogenicity of styrene is thought to be comparable to that of Bisphenol A, another potent estrogen mimic from the world of plastics.
Long-term exposure to small quantities of styrene is also suspected of causing:
- Low platelet counts or hemoglobin values;
- Chromosomal and lymphatic abnormalities;
- Neurotoxic effects due to accumulation of styrene in the tissues of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, resulting in fatigue, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, and other acute or chronic health problems associated with the nervous system.
All of our Products are a Standard Class B Construction/Fire rated Material. Where a Class A rating is required, we offer our Custom Heritage, Custom Driftwood, Custom Tuscany, Arched Tuscany, Custom Woodland, Arched Woodland, Custom Rough Sawn, Arched Rough Sawn, Custom Axed, Arched Axed, Custom Heavy Sandblasted, Arched Heavy Sandblasted, Custom Hand Hewn, Arched Hand Hewn, Custom Aspen, Arched Aspen, Custom Resawn, Arched Resawn, Beams as Class A fire-rated as an option. It will add 10-25% to the price. Please click here to learn more.
Flame Stop® II protects exterior and interior woods such as porous woods, cedar shake shingles, decking, and structural lumber. 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. When properly applied on certain unsealed woods, such as Douglas fir, the wood shall have a Class A rating.
It's non-toxic, non-combustible, non-carcinogenic, easy to apply, and contains no PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), which are toxic to humans and the environment. Flame Stop® II is a Class A, one-coat system with a flame spread of 25 and smoke developed of 25 on Douglas fir.
Custom Heavy Sandblasted beams are a Heavily Distressed style. Their available in 1000s of custom size variations. Heavily Sandblasted beams are molded from wood beams which have undergone a more thorough sandblasting which makes their grooves and grain pattern deeper & more pronounced.
Custom Sandblasted Beams are a Lightly Distressed style available in 1000s of custom size variations. They are similar in look to our regular Sandblasted Beams. Dye lots used in the finishes of Custom Sandblasted Beams may vary from the non-custom Sandblasted version, therefore they should not be mixed together in a project.
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* Unfinished beams can be easily stained or painted to match any decor. Unfinished Timber and Sandblasted beams come unprimed. All other unfinished beams come pre-primed.
** These beams are prepped for painting and come pre-primed in white.
Installing our Fauxwoodbeams™ is easy:
Wax pencils also work well.
|This is a matter of personal preference.
The slideshow on the right shows these three different looks for your ceiling beams.
|This too, is a matter of personal preference. The majority of customers install their wood ceiling beams with a spacing somewhere between 2 feet and 8 feet. Four-foot spacing is the most common, however.
These pictures may help give you a visual reference for when you install your own ceiling beams.
Yes, we offer several styles of 4-sided beams. Custom Sandblasted, Custom Woodland Beams, Custom Resawn, Recessed Smooth Beams, Smooth Beams, Custom Axed Beams, Custom Hand Hewn, Custom Rough Sawn, Custom Tuscany Beams, Custom Heritage, Custom Aspen, Custom Driftwood, Custom Heavy Sandblasted Beams, and Custom Timber Beams are all available with four sides. These beams come as two pieces – a three-sided beam plus a removable finishing cap that covers the fourth side.
Also, our Arched Tuscany Beams, Arched Driftwood Beams, Arched Heavy Sandblasted Beams, Arched Aspen Beams, Arched Heritage Beams, Arched Rough Sawn, Arched Hand Hewn Beams, Arched Axed Beams, Arched Resawn and Arched Woodland Beams have a removable fourth side as well.