New Fire Retardant Technology with No Burn
It’s important to know whether or not No Burn® conforms with the City of Big Bear Lake Ordinance and whether or not there is certification when it is administered by an uncertified contractor.
When it comes to Big Bear Lake’s ordinance, there has been a lot of uncertainty about what goods may and cannot be used.
In addition to Big Bear, No Burn has a recent ICC release (ESR-1838) that complies when applied correctly. The 2006 IBC, IRC, IFC, and IEBC codes are all by No Burn®. No-Burn applications are only handled by professional contractors. Here are the specifics on how No Burn will meet all applicable building regulations.
A product is subjected to a series of rigorous testing procedures. Tested according to the instructions, it behaves just as expected. To meet code requirements, products must be utilized by manufacturer specifications. Without a doubt, the product will work once it is used. This is where independent laboratories and organizations like the ICC come in to keep us safe.
Does it function if the manufacturer claims it does?
It must be applied by trained applicators to qualify for insurance reductions. When exposed to heat, No Burn generates a carbon screen that shields the treated surface and reduces dangerous smoke by 90%. A gallon of paint for every 300 square feet, according to the ICC study, is the recommended amount for a two-coat application. A certified No Burn, Inc applicator must apply this product. This paint must be applied in two coats, each requiring a two-hour dry period in between, and the surface temperature must never fall below 40° or rise over 100°. Keeping your house free of fire and mold is as simple as following a few guidelines. When mold tested, a butane torch for 30 minutes will not ignite or burn the treated surface. Many buildings have already been spared. Never has a single piece of wood from the Lloyds of London building been lost!
As a result of a contractor purchasing 2 gallons of another product, they learned through one of their suppliers that he sprayed it to the whole home. Any regulation, much alone fire criteria, would be hard to meet if 2 gallons of applied product barely covered 300 square feet. To get municipal certification and save the extra expense of wallboard, construction inspectors engaged in obvious deceit. There are unfortunately some contractors that employ this tactic to avoid meeting code standards. The vast majority of licensed contractors are quite conscientious about adhering to local building rules, and their reputations are well-known.
As I previously indicated, a Builders Risk insurance (fire insurance Part) discount of up to 30% may be obtained after the Builder is licensed, and the cost to do it yourself is higher after a few months. The homeowner who submits a validated application may be eligible for a 10- to 15%-off yearly discount on their homeowner’s insurance. To protect against Builders’ Risk, they turn to CDS. Lloyds of London provides insurance coverage. A municipal inspector’s approval of your application does not imply that it is valid. It is the builders’ responsibility if the application has not been confirmed by a No Burn® qualified applier and they determine that it was not applied appropriately. There is no liability on the part of the City. Discounts are not available unless you have the No Burn® certification.