Whether you’re using plywood or lumber, Dricon® Fire Retardant Treated (FRT) wood has an unmatched record of protection against flame spread, smoke development, rot and decay.
Dricon®, introduced in 1981, is a Class A fire retardant and preservative intended for wood used in interior, weather-protected construction. This effective treatment is applied during manufacture creating a built-in protection from both flame spread and smoke development that does not require maintenance. When exposed to fire, Dricon® automatically reacts with the combustible gases and tars normally generated by untreated wood, converting them to carbon char, with harmless carbon dioxide and water. The surface char acts to insulate underlying wood, and the carbon dioxide and water vapor dilute the combustible gases to help reduce flame spread and smoke. The only EPA-registered fire retardant on the market, Dricon® also contains a preservative component that prevents damage caused by termites and fungal decay, offering an extra level of peace of mind. Dricon® FRT wood carries a 40-year limited roof system warranty against heat degradation. Additionally, we hold the industry’s only preservative warranty on fire retardant wood backing our product for 40 years against Formosan & subterranean termites as well as fungal decay. 

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