Houston, Texas (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
Bayou City Lumber, a leading Houston lumberyard, has increased its line of Fire Resistant Lumber. Fire Resistant Lumber is in high demand throughout Texas, and Bayou City Lumber understands its vital importance for Houston based homeowners and commercial entities. Most notably, Bayou City Lumber has expanded its Fire Resistant Lumber made specially for Ranch Fencing, helping those immediately in harms way of wildfires.
Treated with Special Chemicals
Fire resistant lumber has been treated with chemicals that are specially designed to prevent the spread of fire. It’s one of the most useful products for constructing a ranch fence. Protecting property against the wildfires that can move through the area, the material can help save property, and even lives.
No wood is impervious to fire, but fire-resistant lumber takes longer to combust. It requires a higher temperature to ignite, so it’s less likely to catch from a single spark or a small grass fire. The chemicals are injected deep into the lumber, so the layers buried within each board is more difficult to catch fire than the outer shell. This makes it extremely difficult and slow to burn. People who have lost a fence to a single spark caused by faulty wiring can appreciate knowing that fire-resistant lumber would not have sparked and given the flames something to feed on.
Limited Flame Movement
Fire travels quickly along fence lines. Following the ranch fence to any connecting structure like houses, barns and sheds, it can devastate homes. Difficult to burn and slow to react, fire moves slowly across this lumber. Flames are not permitted to transfer easily from one piece to the next, and the flames will generally extinguish before they can reach a connecting structure. This gives time to for people to realize there is a fire, and they can respond accordingly before it has spread.
Heat and Smoke are Limited
Wood that catches on fire usually sends an incredible amount of smoke into the air and warms the surrounding area. Fire-resistant lumber from Bayou City Lumber limits how much heat the wood expels and smoke production is inhibited by the slow burning capabilities of the wood. Fewer dangerous chemicals and smoke are released into the environment.
Bayou City Lumber has more than a century of combined experience, and are dedicated to their customers' satisfaction. Bayou City Lumber ensures that Houston area residents' needs are met and that their properties are protected with quality fencing materials. Customer inquiries may be emailed to info (at) bayoucitylumber (dot) com, or a customer request for contact from a customer service agent may be submitted through the company’s website, http://www.bayoucitylumber.com. Inquiries about products or services may also be made by calling toll free 1-866-442-7487.