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Fire Resistant Building

When the Fourmile Canyon fire swept through Boulder, Cottonwood Custom Builders saw first-hand the destruction and loss. Prior to re-building four homes that burned to the ground, we attended a number of trainings and workshops on fire-resistant construction techniques and landscaping.

Boulder County has led the way in implementing fire resistant code requirements, which include:

  • A building envelope of non-combustible materials that is impenetrable to ember intrusion.
  • Windows that are heat and fire resistant and can be covered with exterior shutters.
  • Landscaping that minimizes hazardous and flammable growth near the building.
  • Irrigation systems to dampen area around house during a fire event.
  • Decks and patios that protect the home instead of being the kindling that burns.

Our team has hands-on expertise in fire resistant materials and construction practices, which we bring to every mountain and foothills project we do.