Curtis Lumber & Plywood, a Virginia wholesale lumber supplier, recently released a blog informing readers on what Fire Retardant Wood is.
Online PR News – 16-October-2019 – Springfield, Virginia – Curtis Lumber & Plywood, a Virginia wholesale lumber supplier, recently released a blog informing readers on what fire retardant wood is. Knowing this information can help you know which wood to use when working on a project with fire compliance codes.
Plywood and lumber are able to be treated with fire retardant treatments that are usually created utilizing organic and inorganic salts, that are infused into the wood through water-based solutions under pressure. This allows a reduction in the flame travel rate within the combustion process. The fire retardants change the vapors released during the combustion process by making them less flammable.
Most buildings to this day are constructed with fire retardant wood to ensure the building won't go up in flames when faced with a possible danger. Fire retardant plywood comes in handy with exterior architectural trims, framing and support structures, corridors and hallways, fire barriers, exterior walls, roof construction, and interior partitions. This wood is not completely immune to fire, however, it is more durable to maintain structure as best as possible if faced with fire. It also takes a lot longer than traditional plywood to catch on fire and begin to destroy.
Speak with Curtis Lumber & Plywood for more information about fire retardant wood. Founded in 1957, the company has been serving customers in the Northern Virginia area for more than 60 years. The company offers a wide range of specialty plywood and treated products, and its experienced technicians can help you choose the best materials for your project. Curtis Lumber is located at 7351 Highland Street, Springfield, VA 22150 and can be contacted by phone at 703-972-1947 or online at https://www.clp-inc.com/.