LP® FlameBlock™ passes California 12-7A-1 Burn Test
FlameBlock™ -- manufactured by Barrier Technology Corporation for LP (Louisiana Pacific) Building Products, Nashville, TN passed a series of tests using FlameBlock™ as sheathing covered by LP® SmartSide® Lap and Panel Siding (Precision Series -- strand substrate) and using 1/2" cedar shingles. Builders can now use FlameBlock™ with these coverings -- as well as plain-bevel solid wood lap siding of various widths, including cedar and other species -- to address requirements of Chapter 7A of the California Building Code.
Click here to see a full copy of our test report.
FlameBlock has also been added to three newly-released 1 and 2 hour UL Wall Assemblies, as described in our ICC-ESR 1365 Report. Those wall assembly diagrams can be found here:
Architects, engineers, builders, and code officials looking for more information on wall assemblies utilizing FlameBlock are encouraged to contact Barrier Technology or LP Building Products for further information.