What is it made of - why does it work?
Our Aluminized Glass Fabric neither burns nor supports combustion and offers a combination of properties including reflection of 95% of the radiant heat, high abrasive strength, and reduction of high-angle areas for burning embers to lodge. See Test Data Fire Shields cover attic vents, windows, decks, and eaves protecting them from radiant heat and ember attack. They can be left up for days or weeks and can be used again and again for future fire threats. No matter how long the fire takes to reach you, your shields will be ready. It is a stable material that will not stretch or shrink, even after exposure to extremely high or low temperatures. It is also resistant to most acids, alkalis & solvents with the exception of hydrofluoric acid. A 750 Sq Ft roll stores in a space 60" L X 8" W X 8" H.
If I decide to cover just my roof will that help?
Absolutely. Especially if your home is made of wood or if you have shake shingles. Firezat recommends you wrap your entire home when possible but each shield will reduce the area you need to defend if you are staying. Firezat Fire Shields are used by people and agencies in California, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Australia to protect their roofs from burning embers and radiant hear each year.
Our home is irreplaceable, can we get a custom cover made just for it?
Yes, Firezat can actually take measurements off your blueprints and build a custom Fire Shield for your home. Then you will always have it when you need it. Call for a custom quote or contact us with our contact page.
How does a Firezat Fire Shield compare to foam or gels?
Gel and foams can be a big help but they have limitations. When applied by fire professionals just before fire arrival they can be effective. They have the proper pumps, water supply, pressure, and experience to lay down a heavy coat. Most importantly they have access to the property shortly before the fire approaches. Foams hold extra water suspended in bubbles, but under wildfire conditions of wind, heat, and low humidity their effective window is just a few hours at best, after all these are perfect conditions for evaporation. Foams will not protect attic vents or large windows once the foam has dried. If the fire stalls or turns delaying arrival, your foam might be ineffective. While it can be re-hydrated once, with evacuations, road blocks, and municipal water demands it may be impossible to do. And once it's used you must purchase more for additional fire threats.
I'm a fireman, can our fire department buy these?
Yes, we sell to many different government agencies and we offer special government pricing programs. Contact us for more information. Firezat Fire Shields or, cabin wrap, are used to protect our nations most valuable historical landmarks by the Forest Service, BLM, Park Service, and Incident Management Teams deployed to protect us from wildfires.
Are these Fire Shields re-useable?
Yes. Firezat Fire Shields are very durable and will resist abrasion and tearing during use. When the fire threat has passed they can be rolled and stored for many more uses. The estimated life of a Fire Shield for homeowners is 10 to 12 years with annual deployment.
What is the material rated to cover?
The special Aluminized laminate reflects up to 95% of the radiant heat and the glass backing is rated with a service temperature to withstand up to 1100° Fahrenheit, 550° C. Our Acrylic adhesive has a service temperature rating of 536° Fahrenheit or 280° Centigrade. Combined they give you the extra protection that could save your home in a fire event. Service Temperature is defined as: The temperature, which a finish or material is able to withstand for an extended period of time, or number of cycles without degradation.
My home faces a canyon with fire fuel on one side, what should I do?
We always recommend covering as much of the home as possible. At minimum we would suggest you cover the entire roof with enough material to overlap the eaves and fix to the house walls. For maximum protection also secure enough material to cover the walls facing the canyons. Fire will actually increase in speed and intensity as it climbs a canyon hill. Later on you can secure more shields to cover the rest of the house. Remember your Fire Shields will last for many years and can be passed on if you sell the home to the new buyers.
Is it guaranteed to save my house?
No. Firezat makes no claims or guarantees that the use of this product can or will prevent damage or combustion to your property or structure. Due to the extreme conditions, high heat, high winds, low humidity, and unpredictability associated with all fires it is impossible to make such guarantees. We do believe it is an effective strategy to help protect your home from wildfires.
What is the guarantee?
Firezat shall replace any Fire Shields found to be defective within one year from the date of purchase. In addition we offer a 100% conditional guarantee of your purchase price if you use a Fire Shield and your home is declared a total loss. See our guarantee for details.
How long does it take to deploy over my house?
Once you spread the shields out you quickly see that using a 750 Sq Ft piece of material quickly covers large areas. There is no one way to wrap all houses but it's easier than you might think. If you are covering the roof just start at the top and work down. Most structures can be covered in less than a couple hours by 2 or 3 people. Most of the time is used securing the shields for optimum wind resistance.
To cover the roof, just take a roll to the roof and unroll it. Position it where you want it and place sandbags or weights on it to hold it in place. Secure it with the Shield Bands for maximum strength and protection.
To cover the walls unroll a shield at one corner of the house. Using a staple gun tack one end under the eave and work around the house using a step ladder. Place sandbags or weights on the bottom or use staples or Shields Bands for maximum strength and wind resistance.
How much does it weigh?
Firezat Fire Shields weigh approximately 8 oz's to 1 lb per square yard. A 15 foot by 50 foot, 750 Sq Ft, shield weighs approximately 50 to 80 Lbs for shipping depending on your choice of heavy duty or light duty Shields. When working with the shields you unroll them and one person can easily move an entire shield with a simple fluff move. Like spreading a sheet on the bed, an air cushion forms under the shield allowing it to be moved with surprising ease.
How do I store the House Cover Fire Shields?
You can store your house cover where ever it is convenient. The material will resist mold and mildew, acids and alkali's.
How do you ship it and how long does it take?
Please Note: During fire season inventory will frequently be out of stock. All orders are filled on a first come, first served basis. Firezat is not responsible for shipping delays or out of stock situations. Please order before fire threatens your home.
Orders received by 11 AM will ship that day when in stock. When placing an order you will receive a call from our customer service department to determine which method of shipping you would like and they will also let you know how much your shipping charges will be. Orders placed over the Internet will be considered first in line to ship over phone orders while determining shipping options. Truck freight will generally take 7 business days but sometimes may arrive sooner. In rush situations we can offer over night shipping when your product is in stock. Orders must be received before 11 AM Pacific Standard Time to ship that day.
How do you determine the shipping expense?
When you place your order you will receive an estimate of shipping cost depending on how soon you want your products delivered.
Why is the restocking fee 30%?
Due to the extremely high demand during a fire event Firezat will sometimes enter an out of stock situation and we are unable to fill all orders for customers who need our protection. Some customers may order and if they don’t need the product want to return it for a small fee minus shipping and handling. In the meantime Firezat was unable to fill orders for others who might have used the products and saved their homes. We feel this is the best way to service all our customers fairly.
When there is a fire and a high demand how do you decide which orders to fill?
All orders are filled on a first come first serve basis. An order is considered an order when it has cleared processing and is ready to be shipped. Internet orders dated before phone orders are considered first in line.
What is the Firezat policy on warrantees and guarantees?
Firezat makes no claims or statements, or offers any assurance or assurances, guarantees, promises, either direct or implied, as to the effectiveness or suitability of its products to protect any property or possessions from fire damage or any other calamity whether anticipated or foreseen. Due to the extreme conditions of high heat, high winds, low humidity, and unpredictability associated with all fires it is impossible to make such guarantees. Before using, the user agrees to assume all risks and liabilities in connection with deployment, application, use and/or storage of Firezat Fire Shields. Sellers and manufacturers only obligation shall be to replace any Fire Shields found to be defective within one year from the date of purchase. Please see Disclaimer for complete disclosure.