In terms of longevity, aesthetics, and environmental friendliness, wood is hard to beat. From construction to furniture, you can virtually find wood everywhere. But when heated, wood experiences thermal breakdown and combustion, which results in the production of gases, vapors, tars, and char. In short, wood is unfortunately quite flammable.
But what if you have wood that you don't want to burn? Suddenly, the qualities that make an untreated wood substrate so combustible are problematic and even hazardous. The good news is, that if the proper substance is used it is possible to strengthen the fire resistance of wood. So, how to make wood fire retardant?
How to Make Wood Fire Retardant
Any wood inside or outside of your building is flammable. This makes wooden furniture such as a table, roof, bookshelves, or framing potentially dangerous. As a result, heat-resistant wood should be used to build wooden structures and materials. Using a flame-resistant substance is the key to creating fire-resistant wood.
In order to keep wood safe from flames during a fire, fire retardant paints, sprays, and foams build a barrier on the surface of the wood. Consider it as an additional layer of insulation that serves as a barrier between the flames and the extremely flammable wood. These items offer more than just a means of preventing wood fires. Additionally, using these products to treat any sort of wood increase ignition time and decrease smoke production.
What About Making Wood Fireproof?
It's essential to note that wood can't become fireproof. Basically, if an organic substance is heated past its flash point, it will burn. Having said that, the appropriate products will provide it enough protection to enable you to extinguish any fires swiftly before they spread.
In the event of a fire, the occupants of a building have more time to evacuate thanks to fire-retardant-treated wood. Even a few additional minutes can be lifesaving in the event of a fire in a structure.
Fire Retardant Materials for Wood
At RDR Technologies, we offer a wide selection of fire-retardant chemicals for wood substrates. Our best-selling products are listed below:
- FS2 Fire Retardant for Exterior Cedar Shake Shingles
- Phos-Chek Wildfire Home Defense Retardant
- FX Lumber Guard Fire Retardant Coating for Exterior Wood
- Contego Fire Retardant Paint & Primer - Multi-Purpose Intumescent - 5 gallons
- Fire Block Flame Retardant
Find The Best Chemical Fire-Suppressing Technologies
RDR Technologies is an expert in flame retardants, fire extinguishers, and several other chemicals. In addition to creating our own formulae, we also sell a wide range of top-notch products manufactured by other companies. Other fire suppressants not included here are also available. Feel free to contact us if you require a specific kind of fire retardant or if you are unsure of which product you need.
RDR offers a large variety of fire retardants for wood substrates for purchase online. We supply the best brands and products available to give a layer of fire protection to your wooden surfaces. Our main goal is to provide top-tier items for every substrate and code requirement.