What is the fire rating.
Beetlekill siding class c fire rating.
All lp smartside siding can be used in a 1 hour fire rated assembly when it is installed over 5 8 type x gypsum which is consistent with other siding types such as fiber cement siding.
Fire ratings for roofs are classified as either class a class b class c or are unrated if a roof covering cannot meet the requirements for any of these classifications.
Note that a class c roof system is considered fire resistant while a class c or iii building material as above is not.
Non classified roof systems have no fire rating.
Fiber cement can withstand high heat from fires.
The tests used to determine the fire ratings for roofs also provide fire resistance information.
Rollex navigator steel siding for example has a class a fire rating.
The highest rating possible for fire resistance.
Class a is the highest rating offering the highest resistance to fire and unrated is the worst.
An alternative to vinyl siding fiber cement a mixture of cement sand and wood fibers manages to achieve very high fire resistance without sacrificing convenience and durability many fiber cement products carry a class a fire rating meaning that they can withstand several hours of heat before melting down.
Steel siding not only offers protection against a fire it is also naturally resistant and does not require the use of fire resistant treatments.
The astm d 2898 standard rain test the highest fire classification is class a.
A class a rating means it is going to offer the maximum protection possible.