The Sun Valley, Idaho area is no stranger to wildfires. Living in the mountains, or any wildland-urban interface, poses a risk to our beloved community and homes.
What are the keys to creating a fire resistant home?
- Expansive lawn cut short with no shrubs or trees next to the home. At least 100′ around your home.
- Metal roof with no attic or soffit vents.
- Siding that has been fire tested to resist burning.
- Building with solid wall construction; using concrete inside foam insulation such as Tridipanel.
- 12 Ways To Fireproof Your Home by Sunset Magazine
Bone Structure is a steel construction system with spray-in insulation, creating an efficient and fire resistant home. Bone structure estimates it is approximately 30% more expensive to build with materials that are sustainable, long-lasting and fire-resistant.
No home, unless it is a concrete bunker, is completely safe from fire. At some point glass and steel will melt.
Recently, states plagued with wildfires such as California, are implementing building requirements for homes in fire prone areas. Closer to home, wood shake roofs are no longer allowed when replacing a roof or building a new roof in the Wood River Valley.
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