Barrier Technology

18 November 2008

Blazeguard Protects Garage Walls

Barrier National Sales Manager, Jim Dukart, recently visited a construction site in northern Minnesota that is using Blazeguard as a fire-resistant and impact-resistant wall surface for the inside of a shop garage.

Blazeguard as used in a garage wall application.

In addition to meeting local fire and electrical codes, this garage application (click here to view case study) protects the building's interior surfaces from incidental damage such as from vehicles or forklifts bumping up against walls or tools or equipment that might puncture a gypsum wallboard surface. The building owner also enjoys mold protection and "pre-primed" walls and ceilings ready for a coat of paint as needed.

Blazeguard also lines the electrical control room inside the garage, providing a fire-resistant backing for electrical control panels. In traditional gypsum wallboard construction, electrical panels would need to be hung over studs; using Blazeguard, the panel can be secured anywhere on the Blazeguard-coated wall.

Builders or building owners who do not want or need to fire-protect their entire garage may still want to look at Blazeguard as a fire barrier on walls common to a garage and living quarters. Barrier lists both one-and-two-hour fire rated wall assemblies on our website at
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Barrier develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials designed to help protect people and property from the destruction of fire. Barrier's award-winning BlazeguardĀ® structural wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application. BlazeguardĀ® is coated with Barrier's patented, non-toxic, non-combustible Pyrotite formulation, which releases water when exposed to the heat of fire.