MATAVERDE FIRE RETARDANT LUMBER
What is Mataverde ThermaWood Fire Retardant Treated Lumber?
Why use Mataverde Fire Retardant Treated Lumber?
- Safe and non toxic formula
- Environmentally friendly
- Adds durability to the wood
- Helps resist the spread of fire, which helps protect your home, property, and family from fire
- The only product on the market that passes the natural weathering tests for exterior use
- The fire treated wood product process works so well outdoors it is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
How Does it Work?
Not all fire treated lumber options are equal. Most fire treated wood options use water soluble chemicals. They work fine for slowing down the flames. Most of them work well indoors. But, because they are water soluble, they don't last very long in an outdoor environment. The fire treatment can literally wash off. Rain and snow eventually rinse away the fire retardant chemicals and the wood becomes non resistant to fire over time. There is a better solution.
Mataverde ThermaWood Fire Retardant Treated Lumber is different. The safe and nontoxic fire treatment additive is water soluble, too, but only at first. That's how the treatment can be easily pressurized deep into the cells of the wood. But that's where the similarity stops. After that, the material is kiln dried - again - and the treatment is essentially baked into the wood, permanently. That's why Mataverde FR is covered for fire resistance by the manufacturer's lifetime limited warranty for fire resistance.
While other fire treatment processes for wood may be used in certain areas (mostly indoors) and in limited applications, Mataverde FR Fire Retardant Treated Lumber can be used widely, under many conditions.
Mataverde Fire Retardant Treated Lumber meets a wide range of fire resistance requirements.
Mataverde FR Fire Retardant Treated Decking
Mataverde FR Fire Retardant Treated Lumber is available in decking and siding profiles. The fire retardant treated decking is available in ThermaWood Hem Fir. Mataverde FR decking is available in 5/4 x 6 nominal size deck boards in C+ Better vertical grain Hem Fir.
With C+ better grade you can expect a vertical grain Hem Fir boards. In this more rustic grade of Hem Fir decking, you will see a fair amount of mineral streaking and some knots are allowed per board. Most of the knots are small and tight.
If you don't like the appearance of portions of particular boards, the solution is to defect-cut out that portion, and use the remaining pieces in your project.
ThermaWood FR Hem Fir Decking C+ Better grade with typical graining and appearance
Mataverde FR Fire Retardant Treated Siding
Mataverde ThermaWood FR Hem Fir #633EE-R1 T&G EASED edge siding profile
Mataverde ThermaWood FR Hem Fir Standard T&G "Nickel Gap" siding profile
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*Caution should be taken when considering staining or painting, as they may affect the performance of the fire resistant resins. PLEASE READ THE MANUFACTURER'S CRITICAL INFORMATION REGARDING FINISHING.
CRITICAL INFORMATION ABOUT PAINTING OR STAINING FIRE RETARDANT PRESSURE TREATED WOOD PRODUCTS
CAUTION: It is well-known that the selection and application of paints and stains to fire retardant treated wood products must be done with great care. The chemicals of some coatings adversely interact with the fire retardant resin either upon initial application or after weathering resulting in lowered fire retardancy of the product and/or unsatisfactory adhesion, durability or appearance of the coating (including leaching chemical residue).
This Notice is intended to provide general information about the potential application of paints or stains to our wood products pressure infused with proprietary fire retardant resins.
BEFORE USING ANY PAINT OR STAIN ON OUR FIRE RETARDANT TREATED WOOD PRODUCTS, YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH A COATINGS EXPERT OR MANUFACTURER TO ASSURE YOURSELF THAT THEIR RECOMMENDED COATING HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TESTED ON OUR PRODUCTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR ENDORSE ANY COATING PRODUCT OR MANUFACTURER.
PLEASE READ THE MANUFACTURER'S CRITICAL INFORMATION REGARDING FINISHING