Home Hardening to increase Safety & Reduce Fire Loss

Enhance the Safety of Your Property with Our Fire Resistant Coatings!

Wildfires are destructive and can cause a lot of damage to homes, belongings, and people’s lives. That’s why it’s important to have good ways to protect against fires and reduce the damage they cause. Fire resistant coating is one way to do this! At Firefree Coatings, we provide coatings that are fully tested and LEED v4-compliant, providing effective fire protection for a wide range of commercial, governmental, & residential projects.

Furthermore, in compliance with Chapter 7A, our coatings are well-known for their lower VOCs and wide range of applications for various surfaces such as wood, metal, concrete, plastic, and more. As we are members of ICC-ES, NFPA, and ASTM E-05 Committees, our fire protection coatings can be shipped worldwide. You can explore our Firefree 88®, Firefree Class A, and Firefree Wildfire System products to learn about their uses, technical details, and certifications. Contact us for a quote today!

Firefree Wildfires System

Firefree Wildfires System is a special coating that protects against wildfires in areas where cities meet wildlands. It’s the first and only system that meets the ASTM fire & weatherization standards. It has been tested to make sure it works well in different conditions.

Overview of Firefree Wildfire System

This system comes in two parts: Firefree Class A (“FfA”) and Firefree Exterior Topcoat (“FfE”). FfA makes surfaces resistant to catching fire, while FfE protects FfA from weather damage. You can use the Firefree System on walls, eaves, and other parts of buildings to make them more resistant to wildfires. Besides being fire-resistant, this coating also helps protect against heat and embers carried by the wind. The Firefree Wildfire System has been tested and meets the standards set by the International Code Council (ICC) and the California Building Standards Code. It’s proven to resist fire ignition and withstand weathering, making buildings safer in wildfire-prone areas.

Fire-resistant vents
help your home protect itself.

The smallest spaces on a home can be the most vulnerable. Wind-blown embers fly for miles ahead of the actual flames, entering the home through attic vents or crawlspace vents. Combustible materials have the potential to ignite, essentially burning the home from the inside out.

Approved and recommended by the ones that matter most.

Vulcan Vents are California Building Code Chapter 7A- compliant and approved by the State Fire Marshal (SFM). In fact, new homes built in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) in California are required to include ember-resistant vents under Ch. 7A. Vulcan Vents have met the standard requirements under the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E2886 and sufficiently passed the ASTM E119 one-hour fire test to effectively block ember entry.

Vulcan Vents are used and trusted by construction and insurance companies nationwide for good reason.

Retrofits

All vents should be built to protect.

Vulcan Vent retrofit kits are available to easily install mesh screening and honeycomb intumescent coating (sold together) on any vent on the house providing the ultimate protection from dangerous embers and flames.

Eave Vents

Eave vents built to protect.

Eave vents are meant to provide airflow into the attic space underneath the roof. To effectively cool the attic, outside air must provide proper circulation. In the evening, when excess heat is stored up inside the attic’s insulation, it’s critical to quickly release that heat for the night to consequently save on cooling and venting costs.

Eaves, the undersides of your roof, extend beyond the walls of the home, an area that commonly hangs directly over decorative plants, vegetation, and other combustible material, creating high fire danger from wind-blown embers.

Gable Vents

Gable vents built to protect.

Gable vents are the vents on the exterior walls of a home’s attic to allow for proper airflow. In the summer, the home may be cooled with air conditioning but heat rises, getting caught under the roof. The same can be said of the winter, however, extreme temperature shifts are even harder on an attic’s open space. Gable vents provide necessary ventilation to deter condensation which can lead to mold and mildew.

The difference between gable vents and ridge vents and soffit vents (also exterior vents under the roof) is that gable vents are meant to show, adding an architectural element to the home. However, this doesn’t mean that the vent openings should stay vulnerable.

Foundation Vents

Foundation vents built to protect.

Foundation vents sit at the base of the home just above the ground, providing critical ventilation leading to moisture evaporation in the crawlspace, cellar, or basement. Dangerous embers that travel before a fire can get blown against the home and enter through the vents, potentially causing the home to burn from the inside out.