Fire-rated opening protectives compartmentalize smoke and fire before they can spread throughout a structure. They are lightweight and do not typically need structural reinforcement when being installed. Because of this fact, a fire-rated opening protectives rarely interrupts the design of a building or atrium.
As a passive smoke management system, fire-rated opening protectives use less energy than a full-blown smoke exhaust system. If a more active smoke management system is required, however, fire-rated opening protectives can be used to supplement a mechanical smoke exhaust system. Through a properly designed smoke control system, smoke-rated opening protectives can work in conjunction with other safety elements of the building.
For more information on how opening protectives can be applied to your building, whether a new construction or renovation remodel give Smoke Guard California a call. Smoke Guard California offers a variety of finishes, dimensions and assemblies. Contact us today!