Nocom was selected as the fire-rated wall sheathing to protect this blacksmith shop in rural Maine. Installing a noncombustible, environmentally friendly wallboard was requested to reduce the risk of errant sparks or embers igniting the wall sheathing. It’s important to select a magnesium oxide board that passes ASTM E136 when searching for a building product that is noncombustible. Nocom has been certified by ICC, including ongoing quality control inspections, to ensure that each batch meets this requirement. Nocom is also manufactured with a proprietary formula eliminating risk of added corrosion due to free-chloride, as seen in other brands. Cuts and installs with standard carpentry tools, available for walls, floors, and low-slope roofs.