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Fire caulking is an essential aspect of the fire safety method known as fireblocking, which restricts the movement of flames, drafts, smoke, and toxic gasses within a building’s interior.

Fire Caulking

Fire caulking is an essential aspect of the fire safety method known as fireblocking, which restricts the movement of flames, drafts, smoke, and toxic gasses within a building’s interior.

When it comes to this home safety project, you want someone you can trust to get the job done right. Each of the professionally trained experts at Radiant Insulation & Drywall possess an in-depth comprehension of the methods and requirements necessary for the proper application of fire caulking. We walk you through the entire process during our free onsite evaluation to provide you with peace of mind of knowing the job will be done right.

How Fire Caulking Works

The pathways within a building’s construction cavities create gaps capable of air leakage making them potential fire hazards. These pathways are found in the spaces that surround penetrations such as vents, pipes, ducts, wires, and cables. Leaving these pathways open makes it easier for a fire to spread throughout your home. Fire caulking seals off these pathways making them airtight. Fire requires air to “breathe”, and the proper application of fire caulking can choke off the fire’s energy source, mitigating and containing any potential damage. Fire caulking is also designed to prevent the spread of smoke and potentially deadly toxins which can be equally hazardous.

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Fire Caulking Application

Prior to application, our team thoroughly sanitizes the area removing dust particles and other debris that can reduce the effectiveness of the fire caulking.

Moving from level to level, our fireblocking experts apply the fire caulking to the areas where vertical penetrations pass through the floors of the house. Using fire caulking tubes, we apply the material until it forms an airtight seal. Going through the same process, we apply the fire caulking to the spaces where horizontal penetrations pass through the interior walls.

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Quality Assured Fireblocking Solutions

Radiant Insulation & Drywall uses Fire Seal fireblocking caulk. This eco-friendly fireblocking caulk meets and exceeds the standards set by the International Residential Code (IRC) for single-family residential construction. Its freeze-thaw and adhesion characteristics make this fire caulk a top choice for contractors nationwide. Applied as a glossy paste, Fire Seal cures to solid mortar in under 72 hours. As an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Classified product, this fire caulking has been meticulously tested to meet nationally recognized safety standards. When tested at 1,382°F, Fire Seal lost under 5% of its initial weight and didn’t burn at all.

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Knowledge You Can Trust

At Radiant Insulation & Drywall, our team of fireblocking experts is well versed in the requirements enacted by local townships and building departments within the greater New York area. This saves you the hassle and cost of going through a third party to verify that the job has been completed to meet local and federal safety standards. We pride ourselves in not wasting any of your time or your money.

Most importantly, the proper installation of fire caulking can save lives. We use the same methods and products when installing fire caulking in our own homes, so you can rest assured that you’ll be satisfied with the results.