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 home building. We’ve taken the construction & landscaping techniques we learned and applied them to every home we build in the mountains or foothills since.
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 home materials and construction practices, which we bring to every mountain and foothills project we do.