Ember attack is the most common way that houses and buildings catch fire during wildfires. Research has shown that this is the cause of over 80% of homes and buildings lost. Embers can enter gaps in buildings as small as 0.0708 inches (1.8mm), igniting timber and other materials such as leaf litter.
Embers are burning twigs, leaves and pieces of debris
Ember attack occurs when twigs and leaves are carried by the wind and land on or around houses and buildings causing spot fires
Embers can penetrate and smolder in woodpiles, patios deck items, vents, roofs and debris filled gutters, igniting the objects and setting fire to the house or building
Ember attack can happen before, during and after the wildfire
WHY BUSHFIRE MESH IS PART OF YOUR SOLUTION AGAINST EMBER ATTACK
Bushfire Mesh is installed around a home or building to protect against embers penetrating gaps and reflects radiant hear that causes fire. Embers can travel up to 24 miles in front of the fire, giving you less time to act and leave..
Class A Fire Rated Building Material
Bushfire Mesh has been tested to UL 723 / ASTM E 84 Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and meets a Class A fire rated building material classification. It satisfies NFPA, CAL FIRE, FEMA and IWUIC where Mesh is suggested as an application.
Bushfire Mesh is approved by independent US Fire Authorities and recommended for home and building hardening applications.
Bushfire Mesh is a versatile product with a range of applications, it is easy to handle and install.
Source: Ember Entry: Vents – Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (ibhs.org)
MAKE THE LASTING DECISION
When hardening your home, you need a product that’s tested and proven to last. Testing has shown that Bushfire Mesh is:
Non-corrosive – it will continue to perform years from installation with minimal maintenance
Non-combustible – it won’t ignite or melt when wildfire temperatures reach over 1,472°F (like fiberglass, aluminum or galvanized)
A Defensive Opening size – it will catch, hold and release embers* that will self-extinguish before hitting the ground**
* Observation made by the University of Southern Queensland
** Observation made by IBHS ‘It was observed that the smaller embers, those passing through the 1/16-in. (1.58 mm) mesh screening in particular, would self-extinguish before reaching the floor of the attic’
Fire Rated – Class A
Tested against UL 723 / ASTM E84 and satisfies NFPA, CAL FIRE, FEMA and IWUIC where Mesh is suggested as an application.
Tested and proven in Australia, now available in U.S. & approved to U.S. building standards.
Inspired by our customers and collaboration with industry and research institutes to continually innovate.
Installation is simple and quick, easy to cut & shape.
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
We have a very diverse customer base including residential, community, industrial, agriculture, architects & engineers. We also have a strong presence in various industry sectors from construction to defence, energy and government.
RANDAL S, WA – RESIDENTIAL BUSHFIRE MESH
I now have peace of mind knowing that I have installed Bushfire Mesh and that my vents are protected from embers. It was well packaged, easy to handle and in under 2 hours I installed by myself to my vents.
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PROTECT YOUR HOME & COMMUNITY FROM EMBER ATTACK & RADIANT HEAT