Our mobile site is optimized for smaller screens.

TRY IT NO THANKS

Back To Blog

CBS Boston: Lightweight Beams Can Contribute to House Fires

- Credit: Boston.CBSlocal

 

After reading a recent report from CBS Boston, we are a bit taken back by news of hazardous building materials that are prevalent in many homes built in the past ten years.

“People have no clue what this lightweight construction means to their safety if there is a fire,” Wisconsin firefighter, Jo Brinkely-Chaudoir said.

These building materials are made of composite wood material and are often used to support floors and roofs. Builders love them because they are strong and cheap, but they have one major flaw: they fail early when exposed to these fires.

So be sure to be cognizant of what building materials your building is made of–stay weary of lightweight engineered I-beams or trusses!

Add Comment

Do not fill in this field:

Comments are moderated. Please be patient if your comment does not appear immediately. Thank you.

Comments

  1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

Thoughts & Market Insights from the Experts

How to Update Your Home For Fall - 09.29.2016

  Fall is upon us and there's no better way to prepare your home for the colder season than by incorporating some small touches and experimenting with new [...]
Read More

Exciting Condo Development Proposed for East Boston - 09.27.2016

Plans for a new East Boston development hoping to revitalize an underutilized section of Border Street have been proposed by City Realty [...]
Read More