A home is only as good as its fire safety protection. While active fire measures such as fire extinguishers and smoke alarms are absolutely necessary, don’t overlook the value of passive fire measures. Make passive fire protection a number one priority during your next renovation.
Passive fire safety installations do not alert you to, or react to, the presence of fire in your home. However, this type of fire precaution is part of the core of the building and will help to control the fire by limiting its spread.
One very effective form of passive fire protection is the installation of insulation. A favourite among homeowners is a stone wool insulation called ROCKWOOL SAFE ‘n’ SOUND®, which offers fire resistance up to 2,150˚F. Its melting point is higher than the temperature of a typical house fire, which means it will stay in place longer to provide passive fire protection when every second counts.
Effective compartmentalization through the use of fire-resistant materials can help avoid the spread of fire to other areas of the home, and more importantly, protect vital escape routes. Consider installing fire-resistant insulation in walls, floors, and ceilings to maximize protection and escape time.