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“A” Rated Fire Resistant Deck Materials for San Diego

May 14, 2009 | | Comments 36,117

Like it or not, San Diego is fire country. So when you’re building decks, you need to be aware of your options for fire resistant building materials that conform to or exceed San Diego County and California fire codes.  Some great advances have been taking place in the San Diego decking industry to address the need for fire resistance, and we’ve been working with 5 different kinds of fire rated decking material: 3 composites and 2 hardwoods in a variety of colors and styles. 

1. Composites. We work with the following companies for composite decking in San Diego:

Timbertech – XLM brand – A Rated Composite - “A” rated – the highest level of fire resistance and the only A – Rated Composite.

Trex - Trex’s #1 selling platform, Trex Accents®, exceeds the strict fire regulations set by the State of California and San Diego County.

Gaf/Elk – Composite Decking and Railing, CrossTimbers B – rated

2. Hardwoods

Mangaris - MANGARIS™ DIAMOND, is our New Decking Line; produced from a genuine hardwood that is an extremely hard, clear grade, tight grained wood with much less color variation than other hardwoods. It is a yellowish brown with beautiful grain resemble Brazilian IPE and classified A Fire Rating.

IPE Decking - IPE’S strong, tough resilient properties make it an excellent material and increasingly popular choice for commercial/residential decking and outdoor furniture. It is prized for its stability, durability, strength and natural resistance to decay, wet conditions, and infestation by termites and borers. It is available in long lengths and relatively easy to season. Ipe has a Class A fire rating.

So whatever your needs are for fire resistant hardwood or composite decking in San Diego County, Pacific Improvements will keep you covered.


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