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Specifying intumescent coating film thicknesses

Intumescent coatings help building owners avoid catastrophic losses by providing fire resistance while responders work to contain a fire. They offer a theoretical amount of time the coated steel can resist fire before reaching its critical failure temperature, as proven within a furnace per criteria found in various test standards.

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Improving resilience with fiber-cement siding

Fiber cement can increase the resilience of homes and other structures in the face of environmental threats posed by the sun, precipitation, wind, and fire. In order to maximize the performance of fiber cement against the elements and to successfully install them, owners and builders must be aware of clearances, flashing, placement of joints, proper installation tools, and other requirements provided by manufacturers.

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