Wildfire Assessment Companies
& Commercial Businesses
TESTED TO ASTM E2886 - FLAME AND EMBER RESISTANT VENTS*
WILDFIRE DEFENSE MESH
Wildfire Defense Mesh is a best-in-class product that has been tested and proven effective against the threats of Embers, Radiant Heat, and Direct Flame.
Wildfire Defense Mesh meets U.S Building Codes as a Class A fire rated product and meets the testing requirements of the California Building Code, Chapter 7A 706A.2**.
Bushire Mesh Shield - ASTM E2192-17 Flame Impingmement Testing (Vertical)
WILDFIRE DEFENSE MESH IS THE FOUNDATION OF HOME HARDENING AND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) continually conduct wildfire mitigation tests to help strengthen Best Practices and Wildfire Building Standards. Much of their research is incorporated into local programs and standards. Where Mesh or Screens are referenced, Wildfire Defense Mesh will comply.
REDUCE RISK BY 15-25%* WILDFIRE MODELING
Wildfire Defense Mesh has been independently tested against Embers, Radiant Heat, and Direct Flame. We have worked with a risk consultant to qualify the risk reduction of using Wildfire Defense Mesh for Home Hardening and Defensible Space.
We are pleased to work with actuaries, risk consultants, and insurance companies to conduct further research and refine findings. Our Whitepaper demonstrated the quantitative assessment where Wildfire Defense Mesh can reduce risk by 15-25% in critical areas.
Risk reduction is a function of the several factors including the slope of the land, the density of the vegetation and the type of vegetation around the building.
THE EFFECT OF A PASSIVE BARRIER
The matchstick demonstrates that fire movement is like the domino effect. If not stopped it will continue from domino to domino until all of the dominos are over. Placing Wildfire Defense Mesh between the dominos shows that it can “break the chain of events” and stop the fire in its tracks. This protects all remaining matches from igniting
WILDFIRE PREPARNESS & BUSINESS COMMUNITY
It is critical for Business Continuity that Businesses look to strengthen their assets against the threat of wildfire. While most Home Hardening and Defensible Space guidelines are limited to residential structures, Wildfire Defense Mesh has a solution.
Businesses have used Wildfire Defense Mesh for over 10 years. The ease of manipulating the product to meet different applications makes it a perfect product to retrofit commercial buildings, critical infrastructure and community buildings.
Wildfire Defense Mesh uses the principles of the NFPA 550: Guide to Fire Safety Tree concept. Wildfire Defense Mesh has been tested to control Heat – Energy transfer process for Conduction, convection and Radiation as stated in Figure 4.4.1. The testing that has been completed meaning that Wildfire Defense Mesh effectiveness can be verified by an independent organization.
The Victorian Building Association from Australia provides retrofit guidelines based on best practices for commercial and community building retrofits.
INSTALLATION & APPLICATIONS
Subfloors & enclosing decks
Screens for windows & doors
Bird stop & gaps between walls and roof
Evaporative air cooling systems, external inlets and outlets
Eaves & soffits
Roofs & screening for tanks, gulley leaf guard
Bushfire Mesh Applications
- Creation of your defendable space and immediate zone around the assets
- Passive asset protection in isolated locations
- Protecting assets that have high risk material storage (chemicals, fuels, feed)
- Providing protection to secondary at risk locations while focus is on defending primary infrastructure
- Fire breaks around highly valued assets and crops
WILDFIRE DEFENSE MESH IS CERTIFIED & COMPLIANT
Wildfire Defense Mesh is made of corrosion and rust resistant steel making it incredibly strong and durable. Designed and tested to withstand temperatures without melting or deteriorating. It is the only Mesh product that has been independently tested against the three thread of fire. Wildfire Defense Mesh meets the testing requirements of the California Building Code, Chapter 7A 706A.2**.
Wildfire Defense Mesh tested under extreme wildfire conditions. Catching, Hold and Release.
Non - corrosive
Class A Fire Rated
Woven Mesh - Higher Tensile
(Rolls Flat and self-supporting)
Sold in Rolls
Width 7.5", 24", 36", 49" & 60"
Easy to Handle
Measure, Cut, Mold and Install
** When vertically installed.
RADIANT HEAT & SCREENING
Wildfire Defense Mesh, due to its physical characteristic, can reduce the impact of Radiant Heat by 38%. Installing Wildfire Defense Mesh in front of Windows can reduce the risk of Window failure which will result in Structure fire.
PROJECTS ACROSS UNITED STATES
Frequently Asked Questions
At Wildfire Defense Mesh, we get a lot of commonly asked questions about our range of products and their many applications.
This FAQ page lists those frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us for help.