|By PR Newswire||
|October 7, 2013 09:45 AM EDT|
HOUSTON, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fire resistant lumber is a smart investment in a region that sees prolonged periods of dry weather. The risk of wildfires is always present in some areas, but fire resistant lumber will stop the fire in the rear of a property from dancing along fence lines until it consumes homes, outbuildings and barns. Now available from Bayou City Lumber, there are several benefits to this type of building material.
Fire resistant lumber has been used in construction for decades, so it's been tried and proven. It's specially treated with chemicals to prevent it from catching fire. While it may slowly smolder and show some damage, fire resistant lumber won't become engulfed in flames that are allowed to spread to other parts of a structure. Buckling, twisting, warping and disintegrating are avoided because the lumber is designed not to combust. This makes it the perfect choice for isolated areas where fire may have time to spread, and it's ideal for protecting buildings from the threat of fire that spreads along a fence line.
In addition to being used for fences, fire resistant lumber is also commonly used in the construction of homes and buildings. It can be used as the adjoining walls between apartments to stop a fire in one dwelling from spreading to the others. In new building construction fire resistant lumber, now available from Bayou City Lumber, can be used to help isolate kitchens and laundry rooms from the rest of the property, so fires in these rooms won't spread through the home as quickly.
Fires are remarkable and take on a life of their own. They can spread through direct contact, and the drifting embers can even be carried on the wind. Metal roofs are growing in popularity in part because they're fire resistant. However, they're also costly. Builders can protect a home for less by choosing fire-resistant lumber and plywood for the roof decking. In addition to protecting the main structure from drifting embers, people can also protect the decks and outdoor structures by using the specially treated lumber.
The team at Bayou City Lumber carries a wide range of fire resistant lumber products. Basic 2x4 sizes can be used for framing out a house, or homeowners can invest in 2x10 timbers for added support, decks and other projects. In addition to dimensional lumber, Bayou City Lumber also carries 4x8 sheets of plywood for flooring, decking and walls.
Bayou City Lumber is dedicated to their customers and takes pride in carrying the products that area residents want. They can supply builders and homeowners alike with all the lumber necessary for any given project. Whether people are trying to build homes that are more resistant to fire or construct fences and decks that won't be harmed, Bayou City Lumber has the right materials in stock.
Bayou City Lumber opened its door in 1994. Originally serving Houston, it now provides high-quality lumber to the surrounding areas as well. The inventory includes 8.5 acres of timbers, pilings, poles and other durable building materials. They work with a range of customers and can provide wood for house pilings, bridges and even bulkheads. Forest Stewardship Council Certified, Bayou City Lumber is also a LEED certified company. Interested parties can call the company directly at 866-504-8529.
Media Contact: Aaron Presley, Bayou City Lumber, 866-504-8529, firstname.lastname@example.org
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