- Published: Friday, 03 February 2017 17:19
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As summer settles in and the heat starts to soar, the threat of bush fires has returned to Victoria. These fires can be started by human error as well as the lightning that accompanies thunderstorms, meaning that the threat is present in all weather conditions.
Many areas in Victoria are bushfire prone areas and you might reside in or near one. Your risk will depend on the type of vegetation surrounding you and your proximity to it, what kind of slope your property is located on and whether or not the Fire Danger Index applies to your area. In addition, you’d need to consider the guidelines set in place by local authorities on what kind of protection is required.
Even if you think you already have protection against bushfires, just remember that the Australian Standards of the construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas are updated regularly. These changes have led many to assume that making one’s home fire resistant is prohibitively expensive, when in fact most homes will rarely require the full depth of protection available and will probably only need bits and pieces of it.
For most homes, the threat doesn’t come from actual flames but from the smoke and heat, as well as leaping embers that are often invisible to the naked eye. With this kind of threat, it’s necessary to cover large windows and doors in the home with protection that can withstand a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) A40 – the highest kind of protection available in aluminum roller shutters.
A good protection (in the form of a Fire-Rated Roller Shutter) can easily be used electronically and remotely (as power failures often accompany fires) and can protect the home in question from flying debris. It should also have radiant heat shielding properties up to 40KW/m² and have passed CSIRO quality testing too.
With a strong fire rated shutter you can eliminate the stress that comes with knowing a bushfire might occur, and at Security Plus Shutters we can help you out with getting this peace of mind through one of our fire-rated roller shutters. Why not call us today for more information?