Thermal Barrier

Unprotected spray foam insulation can be a fire hazard, so thermal barriers are applied between interior spaces and spray foam insulation, in order to detain the temperature rise of the spray foam insulation, or to avert the spray foam insulations involvement in the event of a fire. Yvon Insulation offers three different types of advanced forms of thermal barrier for the Toronto, Rexdale, North York, Scarborough and Etobicoke commercial and residential sectors:

Mineral Fiber Fireproofing

Consisting of mineral wool fibers and a binder of either plaster or Portland cement, mineral fiber fireproofing insulates the protected area from temperature rise by limiting heat flow and achieving fire resistance for up to four hours. This type of thermal barrier is ideal for use on metal decking, steel joists and structural steel columns, in an interior or semi-exposed location. Mineral fiber fireproofing products are available to our Toronto and area clients in standard and medium density for use in tempered and untempered indoor applications. In addition to insulating value and fire protection, mineral fiber fireproofing also provides soundproofing.

Intumescent Fireproof Coatings

Intumescent coatings are unique in that they’re brand specific (meaning that a particular brand of coating will only conform with a particular brand of spray foam insulation). They can be applied in a paint-like form to Toronto and area commercial or residential structures, which, when exposed to flame or heat, will swell and bubble into a foam-like material, and act as a flame-resistant barrier in order to detain ignition. Intumescent fireproof coatings are considered decorative as they’re perfect for exposed surfaces that need to look appealing and are routinely applied to materials such as exposed structural steel, or used in attics and crawlspaces.

Protective Fireproofing Systems

Yvon Insulation is industry-recognized as a qualified application contractor of fireproofing products that are spray-applied and commonly used for interior structural steel applications throughout Toronto, Rexdale, Scarborough, Etobicoke and North York. They’re designed to bond with steel and concrete, and to diminish and often prevent burning. Protective fireproofing systems offer a protective coating that is durable, long wearing and uniform, and excel in performance and value.

Yvon Insulation provides one-source fireproofing services to satisfy high-demand project needs in the greater Toronto area. Our expert team will help you select the right thermal barrier product for your home or business, manage the entire installation process, and ensure that the application meets or exceeds the highest standard. Yvon Insulation belongs to the National Fireproofing Contractors Association, a group of professionals who provide Passive Fire Protection that’s often a prerequisite of the building code. It’s essential that product specifications and building code compliance are considered and met, and our expert product knowledge and installation experience makes Yvon Insulation the right choice for thermal barriers. To learn more about our specialty spray foam insulation installation, or to ask any questions you may have pertaining to your fireproofing needs in or around the greater Toronto area, contact us today!

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