Jefferson County Building Code took effect on January 1, 2020, and it sets new fire resistance requirements for construction projects such as siding, roofing, and windows. With the purpose of aiming to reduce the damage done by wildfires.
The rules apply only to new work, such as remodels or additions. You aren’t required to update your home for the sole purpose of complying. However, the regulations do apply to your home if you’re planning to build or change your home’s exterior in any way.
What are the new fire-resistance codes?
For new builds, materials used in any exterior projects involving roofing and siding must comply with specific ASTM standards for being non-combustible. Walls, eaves, and soffits must all now be rated to withstand 1-hour fire-resistant & ignition-resistant.
What Poulsen Brothers Painting offers
We Use VIPEQ Thermal CorkShield™. Which is proven to be a great fire retardant alternative to paint. This is accomplished by chemical reactions that reduce the flammability of fuels or delay their combustion. Thermal CorkShield™ has an ASTM E84-14 Class B Fire Rating.
|Flame Spread and Smoke Test CAN/ULC 5102-1s||Flame spread zero smoke developed 0 out of 450|
|Vapor Test ASTM E96/E96M-16||WaterVaporTransmission 375.78 g/day.m2|
|Combustibility Test ULC 5135:1992||Zero Flame spread, no particulates created Thermal Cork Shield melts and does not burn|
|Fungi Test ASTM G21-2015||Thermal Cork Shield received an average growth rating of zero, meaning there was no growth - 0%|