For the entire month of October — Fire Prevention Month — we’ve been shining a light on new innovations to code compliant firestopping solutions. We think the industry can do better than fire caulk, and we think the fire rated drywall accessories we’ve rolled out this year are the replacement folks have been looking for. These solutions are more reliable, last longer and are far easier and quicker to install. And when it comes to that last factor, it’s going to be hard for anyone to outpace Fire Gasket, which is able to fireproof walls 5 times faster than traditional methods.
What is Fire Gasket?
If you look at a piece of Fire Gasket already installed, it may not look like much to you — just a wide vinyl profile and a bubble gasket. But that bubble gasket is key to providing an unbreakable seal along the head of wall, with a ton of protection against building movement (a full one inch for Fire Gasket 1, and an inch-and-a-half for Fire Gasket 1.5).