Seattle, Washington -- Gaco Western claims its open-cell spray foam doesn't need an additional ignition barrier to pass AC 377 Appendix X for Attics and Crawl Spaces.
And the company will be showcasing this material, GacoFireStop, at the ICAA show this week, 22-24 Sept, in Orlando, Florida.
Gaco says the FireStop product "meets the needs of contractors who want to both save money and keep up with code requirements."
With new code requirements for ignition barriers in attics and crawl spaces, contractors are faced with lengthy and expensive requirements to apply an additional ignition barrier, says the company. Waiting for the foam to cure and applying an ignition barrier increases labour time and expense, Gaco adds.
With GacoFireStop there is no need to apply a specific thickness of intumescent coating over the top of the foam, the company says.
It has been tested, and certified with the AC 377 Appendix X and IAPMO ES Reports, and will be highlighted at Gaco Western's booth, No 107, at the Orlando show.