Fire and Vapor Barrier Systems Selector
At CS, fire and vapor barriers are extremely important. It is necessary to maintain the fire integrity of a
structure when an expansion joint passes through it.
In general, the wider the joint, the more complex the fire barrier is. We have simplified our fire barrier for small joint sizes for easy installation and to maximize cost effectiveness.
Current building codes require fire barriers to limit the passing of heat and flame for up to 4 hours. Learn more about how to prepare for a fire barrier installation below:
Our fire and vapor barrier systems are designed to be used with most of our expansion joint cover
We offer a wide variety of different fire barriers, depending on the size and uniqueness of the joint. Reflex® is an innovative and cost effective system for joint sizes 1" to 4", and our FB97 is available for joints up to 36".
We test all of our fire barriers at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) which are UL Classified and Labeled.
Our vapor barrier and thermal vapor barrier systems can be placed under or behind select expansion
joint covers in exterior applications where protection from elements needs to be maintained.
We have technical experts available to assist you in detailing these applications. For more information
on fire and vapor barrier systems, contact us.