While no practical building material is truly fireproof, well-constructed houses and buildings can help prevent such tragedies by using materials that are relatively fire-resistant. Consequently, it's not a question of whether a fire can damage a structure, but a question of when. It simply takes longer for fire to affect fire-resistant materials.

It is stocked in sheet and coil in thicknesses ranging from 30ga – 10ga. The material is carbon sheet steel that is zinc coated by the hot-dip process for optimum corrosion resistance. The process results in a layer of zinc on each side of the sheet that is adhered through a strong iron-zinc bonding layer that is formed by a diffusion process.