You’ve purchased the perfect piece of land and found a trusted architect to design your dream home. Although the property happens to be in a wildfire-prone area, your new home can be a safe haven with smart design and building solutions.
Using materials that have a low potential for combustion is one of the most critical elements in constructing your home.
With smart planning, you can design your dream home with fireproof building materials to help lower your risk of loss from wildfires. Talk to your Nationwide Private Client agent about more wildfire damage prevention resources.
 “How To Build Fire-Proof Homes,” Matthew Power, builderonline.com/building/safety-healthfulness/how-to-build-fire-proof-homes_o
(Apr. 29, 2003).
 Wildfire Defense Systems.
 “The New Fire Safe Building Design,” Dilip Khatri and Gina Keil Cruz for STRUCTURE magazine, structuremag.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/C-StructuralDesign-Khatri-Oct081.pdf
 FAQs, heftyhomes.org/faq
 “Roofing Materials: Roofs are a highly vulnerable part of a home during wildfires,” firesafemarin.org/?option=com_fileman&view=file&routed=1&name=FactSheetsRoofingMaterialsFSM.pdf&folder=resources&container=fileman-files
 “Fire-Safe Building Materials,” homeguides.sfgate.com/firesafe-building-materials-55515.html
(accessed Sept. 22, 2019).
 “Fire Resistant Green Building,” adapted for the web from “When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency,” Matthew Stein, chelseagreen.com/2009/fire-resistant-green-building
(Aug. 18, 2018).
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