We are only one month into 2013 and already our community has suffered several home fires. 3 house fires have hit our community in this season alone. In our damp and cloudy winters, fires seem like they are the last thing we need to think about. Unfortunately, timber framed structures are always susceptible to this problem.
Happily, the fiber cement siding that we use is a fire resistant product. It is made non-combustible to prevent home fires. Both Certainteed and James Hardie products that we carry also have a fire spread rating of A(1) or lower. This is the best possible classification for fire resistance. If you are a homeowner thinking of remodeling, this can really take a load off of your mind.
Save on Insurance
Having a fire resistant exterior can also impact your home insurance rates. Once they know that fiber cement siding has been used, many insurance companies respond by lowering premiums. They know that the material is not only non-combustible, but also resistant to rot and to insects. It is typically considered the same as masonry, as it shares many of the same benefits.
Non-combustible siding is a great protection against fire, but fire safety education is an important tool for preventing tragedy. For more helpful information and useful tips, visit Fire Prevention Canada
We can prevent our homes from becoming a statistic in 2013. Take proactive action and consider fire resistant products, such as James Hardie or Certainteed siding. Together, we can protect our property and our families.