Aluminum and steel coatings are virtually incomparable when there are environmental hazards. Not only do these rugged outsiders withstand wind, rain, hail and sleet well, they're also highly resistant to fire. Keep in mind that this fiber cement coating is not 100% fire resistant and can still catch fire. But a fiber cement coating takes much longer to catch fire compared to wood or vinyl, for example.
In addition to that, it takes several hours of constant heat for the fiber cement exterior to completely melt. Both of these features give the homeowner time to call firefighters before irreversible damage occurs. Get the “flame retardant” spray, a chemical spray that provides some fire protection for wood coatings. It may not make the wooden exterior 100% fire resistant, but it reduces the risk of serious fire spreading.
One thing to keep in mind is that wood panels have gaps and cavities in the middle that can give flames a path to spread fire from the inside. And this can damage the interior walls of your house. The steel and aluminum coating can withstand the elements. If you want to replace your coating, it's a good time to learn more about the types of fire-resistant coatings and how you can apply them in your home.
If a wildfire or fire breaks out in a nearby house, a house covered with wood paneling has the potential to catch fire and burn. This is how dealers and builders can help their customers find the best fire-resistant coating for their exterior, whether they're buying a new home or remodeling their ultimate home. Insurance companies often offer discounts for homes with James Hardie's fireproof siding and molding products. But unfortunately, not all homeowners can redo the entire exterior to make the house fire resistant.
While there are other highly durable exterior cladding materials on the market, fiber cement siding has more benefits besides fire protection than other products simply can't match and could even save homeowners money.