Keeping the house safe and secure against the elements is always a top-priority for any homeowner.
The unpredictability of the weather--especially now that it's the dry, hot season – can put your home at risk. According toPhilippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration(PAGASA), March and April are traditionally the hottest months every year and could extend well into October. And while fires can start from anything, anywhere, and anytime, having the right protective materials surrounding your house is your best line of defense.
Most households take extra precaution in avoiding indoor fires such as installing smoke detectors1and unplugging appliances. The very foundation of the home is however, often overlooked. HardieFlex® fiber cement boards are one of the choice of contractors2and homeowners in creating a system to make a home resistant to fire.
Maybe it’s high time for you to rethink how you want to build a more secure home. Here are three reasons why HardieFlex® fiber cement boards can be one way to make your home resistant to fire:
- Non-combustible3 materials
HardieFlex® sheets are classified as Class A4 Interior Finish in the Fire code of the Philippines. A material rated as Class A would have a lower flame spread, and therefore a better performance rating, than a Class C material.As it is deemed resistant to fire, it is suitable for use on your walls, ceilings, external cladding, and roof.
Each Hardieflex®board is durable3 enough to withstand varying weather conditions giving you peace of mind all year-round. Fire isn't the only thing it performs well against; it is also resistant moisture damageand even resistant to damage from termites.
- Design flexibility
HardieFlex® fiber cement boards give homeowners better options in customizing their homes. The boards are flexible to be cut and formed into different design executions.
Investing on your home's protection with HardieFlex® fiber cement boards not only helps make sure your house stays in one piece, it also gives you and your family peace of mind because your house is one step secured against these elements.
Being manufactured in the Philippines for 20 years, HardieFlex® fiber cement boards are produced with technical precision and excellent quality, passing the international quality standard5ISO 9001:2015.
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1Refer to the fire code of the Philippines for more information
2Winner of 4 Architects’ Choice Awards from BCI Asia in 2014
3When installed and maintained correctly and to the extent set out in James Hardie’s published literature current at the time of installation.
4Date of issue: January 12, 2015; Standard Used: 2006 Seattle Fire Code Section 803 ASTM E 84:2010
5James Hardie Philippines Inc. Cabuyao plant is ISO 9001:2015 certified by SAI Global