With bushfires becoming more prevalent in Australia, it is no wonder than homeowners are looking at ways they can protect their home should a fire come close. We only had to watch the devastation over 2019 and 2020 of how quickly circumstances can change.
What many people don’t understand, is that it isn’t just fire that can cause issues. Embers can fly kilometres from a fire front, starting their own fire, while radiant heat can also become an ignition risk. Then there is falling debris like tree limbs that have been damaged falling, not just during the fire, but for weeks afterwards.
It is in the aftermath that we tend to think of how we can further protect our homes, and there can be a simple solution. But firstly, what is fire attenuation?
Simply put, fire attenuation is the reduction of radiant heat and the spread of flame. It is not the same as bushfire protection, but it will provide a level of protection to your home.
Crimsafe fire attenuation security screens won’t permit floating embers to pass through windows while the fire attenuation feature reduces the intensity of radiant heat flux and naked flame by up to 45%. These screens will also protect against a burning tree limb falling; because Crimsafe security screens are made from a high grade stainless steel mesh and it is fastened into the frame via a vice like method, the mesh won’t break out of the frame, and there are no plastic parts that could melt and destroy the strength of the screen.
Need to satisfy building codes in a bushfire prone area? Installing a Crimsafe security screen means you satisfy the required building codes – these products meet the requirements of BAL-FZ.
If you live in a bushfire prone area in South East Queensland, and would like to find out more about getting Crimsafe fire attenuation screens installed on your property, give the team at Securelux a call to organise a free quote and consultation.