Destructive wildfires pose a danger to homes situated near dense forests. In Boulder, Colorado, there are still signs of the Fourmile Canyon Fire that wreaked havoc to the area eight years ago. Even so, the possibility of another wildfire has yet to drive people away. Instead, homeowners are focused on building homes that are more fire-resistant. Architect Mark Gerwing helped design the Stasz home, which features a concrete patio deck and and exterior made of ignition-resistant stucco and metal. Various options now exist to retrofit a home that can resist wildfires; cement-fiber siding and a 3D structural panel encased in concrete are just some of the solutions that can offer essential protection.
"'The world is moving in this direction,” Ken Calligar, CEO of RSG 3-D says. 'If you go outside the U.S., panelized buildings are pretty ubiquitous. So is concrete construction.'"Read More