The Importance of Fireproof Coatings

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fire poses a real and present danger to commercial buildings everywhere, and especially to California and the west coast. It is simply unwise to not take the means to protect your business from the threat of fire. The time and money spent in prevention is undoubtably worthwhile considering the devastating effects fire can have on your business. Industrial coatings to prevent the effects of fire are invaluable.

Threat of Wildfires

As wildfires continue to burn throughout California and the west coast, the dangers of fire are clearly at hand. Over the last ten years, an average of over 6 million acres of land are burned by wildfires every year in the US. In 2014 in California alone, over 600,000 acres of land have been consumed by wildfires.

Not Just Wildfires

It's not just wildfires that are a threat. In 2013, nearly 500,000 structure fires were reported, totaling 9.5 billion dollars in property damage. These fires can arise from the most unlikely of sources, but the damage they create is severe. It only makes sense to take ample precautions against the threat of fire to your business.

What You Can Do

Cor-Ray is a contractor in California that provides two different industrial coatings to meet your fireproofing needs. Intumescent coatings provide an aesthetically pleasing yet highly protective coating that is easily applied to existing structures. Cementitous coatings are a painting and spray applied metal coating for hidden steel structures to provide a lightweight and cost effective fireproof coating. Both these methods are applied to meet or exceed all federal, state and local codes. For more information on ways to fireproof your business, see this blog.

Whether your goal is a pleasing appearance for existing structures or metal coating for hidden steel structures, Cor-Ray provides fireproofing services to keep your business or industrial area safe. Cor-Ray is a trusted contractor in California that has years of experience in a variety of painting and coating services. For more information, contact us at (562) 906-9770 or by clicking here.

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