​Fireproof ​Buildings

Preserve the integrity of your buildings with Novinger's Inc. Fireproofing expertise. Over 50 years of experience in applied fireproofing.
Preserving the Integrity of Your Buildings & Ensuring Safety

In the world of fireproofing, experience with specific materials and the ability to adapt to varying conditions matter. With expertise spanning more than 50 years, we have honed the craft of applied fireproofing.

The mastery of mixing and applying diverse materials under fluctuating environmental conditions within a multitude of building designs is not a skill acquired overnight. It’s an art that demands careful attention to detail. At our core, we understand the importance of making precise adjustments to our mix and spray consistency, accounting for factors such as air temperature, relative humidity, ventilation, hose length, and surface characteristics. This commitment to excellence ensures that our fireproofing services stand as a testament to both our experience and dedication to safeguarding your structures.

What is Applied Fireproofing?

The formal term for Spray Applied Fireproofing is Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM). Its primary application involves safeguarding sturdy structural components such as columns, beams, metal decking, and certain steel joists by mitigating the impact of heat generated during a fire.

Fireproofing serves as a critical safeguard for a building’s structural integrity, shielding it from potential deterioration or collapse. Specifically designed for steel and concrete, insulation fireproofing addresses the heightened vulnerability of these materials during a fire incident. In situations like this, steel may weaken and crack, while concrete can undergo expansion and bursting. By incorporating fireproofing measures, we not only ensure the safety of workers but also provide long-term protection for equipment within the building.

Applied fireproofing is a vital safeguard in the world of construction. While steel is exceptionally strong, it is not impervious to the devastating effects of high temperatures, which can cause deformation and loss of structural integrity. To counteract this vulnerability, fireproofing steel has become a pivotal practice. This passive fire protection system, also known as fireproofing, works to mitigate the rate of temperature increase in steel during a fire, delaying or even preventing structural failure.

By applying fireproofing material to steel columns, beams, metal decking, and joists, it acts as a shield against the intense heat generated by fires, also offering acoustical dampening and thermal insulation benefits. In the event of a fire, this critical approach ensures that a building maintains its shape, giving occupants valuable time to evacuate safely and providing fire crews with an extended window to save the structural integrity of the building. In essence, applied fireproofing is a guardian of structures, preserving their integrity and, ultimately, safeguarding lives.

Excellence in Fireproofing Requires Expertise

Our Novinger’s Inc Crews are Licensed Applicators for Leading Manufacturers, including:

Need commercial fireproofing in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and West Virginia? Trust the trained & certified fireproofing crews at Novinger’s Inc.

A Closer Look

Types of Fireproofing

Fireproofing is classified into three distinct types based on density and usage:

Standard Density Fireproofing

Primarily employed on interior structural areas not exposed to view, this cost-effective option reinforces the structural integrity of load-bearing components.

Medium Density Fireproofing

Designed to withstand a certain level of wear and tear, it is commonly utilized on exposed surfaces in areas with regular human contact, such as equipment/mechanical rooms.

High Density Fireproofing

Ideal for exterior surfaces and locations exposed to various environmental conditions, this robust material is resistant to heavy use, ensuring the longevity of your structure’s fireproofing. It is frequently employed in high-traffic areas, including parking garages and warehouses, where durability is paramount.

Experience and Expertise in Fireproofing

Our crews have extensive experience in applying high, medium, and low-density spray fireproofing for structural steel to meet project specifications, achieving 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-hour fire ratings as required. In certain projects, we may also apply interior and/or exterior intumescent coatings, tailored to the unique needs of each structure.

After the spray fireproofing material is expertly applied, an independent inspector examines the finished work, ensuring it meets the prescribed standards for density, thickness, and adhesion/cohesion.

At Novinger’s Inc, our fireproofing crews are trained and certified in the safe utilization of scaffolding and lift equipment, ensuring a secure and efficient application process. Spray fireproofing is the most cost-effective means of safeguarding steel structures, offering a uniform coating that leaves no room for gaps. Our range of equipment allows us to tackle projects of varying sizes with efficiency and precision.

Insulation Methods

We can apply cementitious, intumescent and mastic material applications – meeting the unique requirements of each job according to the applicable building code at the site. Each method of insulation fireproofing provides a different set of benefits based on application and the composition of materials.

Our products are available in standard, medium, and high-density variants, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.


​Commercial Pre-Bid Inquires Welcome

​General Contractors, Project Managers, Architects, and Building Owners are invited to make pre-bid inquiries. At Novinger’s Inc., transparency is key – we offer comprehensive information, including a project portfolio, financial references, proof of bonding capacity, and any requested prequalification documents. Trust us to handle your projects with the expertise and dedication that defines Novinger’s Inc.