In every industrial space or workplace, safety needs to be an utmost priority. Fire poses one of the greatest threats and dangers to any factory, mill, or warehouse. Fire safety measures are playing an increasingly vital role for property owners across the country. Specialized fireproof coatings are critical protections for buildings and the people inside them. Industry-leading intumescent coatings provide that protection.
How Do Intumescent Coatings Protect My Factory, Mill, or Warehouse?
A high-temperature fire can damage the structural integrity of an industrial building’s steelwork, causing it to lose load bearing capability and eventually collapse. Intumescent coatings work to prevent this from happening through a complex thermo-chemical reaction.
Intumescent coatings are made of special binders to promote adhesion between paint and substrate, flame retardants that diminish flame spread, and other reinforcing materials that enhance the performance of the coating. As intumescent coatings are heated they decrease in density and increase in volume. This change creates an ever-expanding layer of insulation that keeps the coated material cool despite increases in the temperature of the external environment. Additionally, the flame retardant characteristic of intumescent keeps this coating from catching fire itself. This is not a feature of many other wall, ceiling, and floor coatings. All of this helps to extend the amount of time a surface can be exposed to extreme temperatures before the structure’s integrity is compromised.
Why Use Intumescent Coatings?
Intumescent coatings offer an effective and pragmatic solution for fire protection. These cost-effective coatings protect the various elements of industrial building from the damaging effects of open flames and elevated temperatures. Intumescent coatings are commonly used on structural steel and can be used on a variety of other building materials (concrete, wood, etc.) in order to maintain the integrity of a structure until the fire is extinguished.
There are a variety of benefits offered by intumescent coatings. They are reasonably easy to apply and maintain, and impressively versatile in their application to a variety of materials. The coatings are generally highly durable and resistant to steel corrosion, which works wonders in promoting a surface’s longevity. Additionally, intumescent coatings are available in a variety of colors for visual appeal. Many industrial buildings are required to apply these coatings for safety. Due to their technical nature, these coatings should be applied by professionals following industry standards and guidelines.
ELCO Painting Can Help Protect Your Building Today
If you’re looking to protect your factory, mill, or warehouse from fire damage, the pro painting contractors at ELCO Painting have the skill and expertise to meticulously apply the right intumescent coating for you. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and our pro painting contractors guarantee amicable and thorough service. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and strongly believe customer service is the key to any successful business. Over 60% of our business comes from repeat customers who trust ELCO Painting to do the job right. We achieve flawless results by using the very best products for every job. Our professionals take every required step to achieve top quality results. Our innovative products and advanced expertise deliver results that consistently exceed our client’s expectations.
When you choose ELCO Painting, you can rest assured that you will get top-notch, professional, careful, and efficient work from start to finish. Our years of experience and expertise ensure that the entire process will be pleasant and stress-free.
The always courteous, always professional painters at ELCO Painting offer nothing but the best when it comes to our intumescent coating application and professional painting services. We are always punctual, polite and friendly. We respect your space and keep our work area tidy throughout the duration of our project. Our industrial painting contractors have been satisfying customers across Rhode Island and Southern New England for over three decades. Let us show you how! Though we are based in Rhode Island, our services also expand to all of southeastern Massachusetts. Contact our local painters today by filling out our online form, requesting an industrial painting services estimate, or giving us a call at 401-295-2201