Our team of expert intumescent coating contractors can help you bring a higher level of safety to your building.
Fire protective coatings, also called intumescent coatings, are unique in their ability to combat fire. Fire protective coatings slow the spread of fire, allowing time for everyone to get out safely in the event of disaster while significantly reducing damage to your structure.
When exposed to heat, these coatings increase in volume and decrease in density, forming a layer of charring that doesn’t conduct heat. In this way, they prevent the spread of fire while protecting the structure beneath the coating.
Some intumescent coatings also contain components such as graphite, hydrates and sodium silicates, which release water vapor when heated and produce a rapid cooling effect that strengthens the char.
Typical structures that require intumescent coatings include:
- Second floor or higher in buildings
- Underground facilities
- Parking garages